It feels like Minnesota outside, but it sure doesn’t look like it. I’m sitting at a desk in Beijing. Shanghai, where I spent the last couple of days, is quite a bit south and rarely gets snow that sticks more than a few hours. Beijing, at the same latitude as Minneapolis, has real winter. It makes me a little homesick.
Waiting for me at home is my Rime Frost Bohus sweater. I think I’m satisfied with where I netted out on the sleeves. What do you think? Here is the poofy sleeve with the short rows that advanced one stitch per round.
And here is the version where I advance 3 stitches per row, easing less fabric in with each short row.
I like the way my strategy for short rows has created a real shoulder cap shape. Here it is just after finishing the complete circle - you can see how the shaping emulates a flat knitted set-in sleeve.
Wilson will also be waiting for me. I wonder if the moustache he grew for Movember will be waiting with him, or if it will have disappeared like a snowfall in Shanghai.
Yes, that last comment was just an excuse for a gratuitous Wilson photo. I sure miss him.
I miss you, too. I hope we can see each other sometime soon!