I have seen the Gates of Hell.Â We will get there by virus.Â OMG!Â Even with a flu shot this year,Â I suffered for almost aÂ week, unable to lift head from pillow.Â UNABLE TO KNIT for days.Â That, mes amies, is my definition of hell.Â Oh well, I’m better now :)!
I have been knitting on the Roseleaves Tunic.Â I cannot tell if it will be gorgeous or an absolute disaster.Â It is that darned variegated yarn — I have a love-hate relationship with the handpainteds.Â It is very difficult to tell how they will look.Â DH is my Muggle Canary-in-the-Mines.Â He has no sense of fashion (he thinks he does…), but he will comment favorably on beautiful yarns.Â For instance, he loved the Merci Scarf and said so frequently.Â He has not said a single word about Roseleaves — not one.Â That tells me he is saying to himself, “What is she thinkin!?!Â Utt-bay ugly.”Â Like I said, he has no taste so that may not be enough to deter me ;)!
Here is a picture of the yoke;
The sleeves are knit top down from each side.Â Here is a picture of the first sleeve, which is almost complete:
Sally says to keep knitting.Â I have a long way to go: the sleeves from cuff to cuff will be 5-1/2 feet!Â And then the body.Â She promised to give me some of her yarn if I run out — at least I think she did 😉 !Â She will, because she is so good to me!