Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 5 April 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching

As I mentioned last week, I was going to run out of royal blue yarn before the sleeves on my sweater were finished and that I needed to figure out a way to transition colours on the sleeves. I took a small portion of the colour work graph and used it to  transition colours.

I’m doing 3/4 length sleeves since I will be running out of the denim blue as well. But as I’m always pushing the sleeves of my sweaters up past my elbows, this makes sense. I have about 3 inches left on the second sleeve and then the ribbing and this sweater will be finished. Other than weaving in all the ends, that is, which is my least favourite thing to do.

I have picked out my next knitting project already. No colour work will be involved in the next one which will be a bit of relief. I’m going to do. It’s called Open Skies. It has some interesting lace work around the neck and hems. I bought some lilac coloured yarn for it. I am deliberately not winding it into balls yet so that I won’t be tempted to start a new project before finishing this one.

I’m linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching before putting an audio book and working on some more knitting. I am a natural introvert and home body. I can happily stay at home away from other people outside the family for days on end. I speak with Gail, the Cozy Quilter, via face time most days and talk to other people I know on facebook chats to stay connected. But overall life under social distancing isn’t too much different than usual for us.


  1. My hubby and I said the same thing about social distancing...we are okay with things. The only exception is we will miss having our daughter home for Easter. But there will be more times in the future, that is what I told her. Great job designing on the fly to finish your sweater. I really like the new pattern.

  2. How beautiful your finished sweater is. The pattern and all the clever things you dreamed up because of not having enough yarn is amazing. The Open Skies sweater looks like a pretty pattern. Love that colour lilac you have chosen.

  3. I agree with you regarding social distancing, though I have wept as I miss my grandbabies so much! We are used to playing together every week....but alas...this our our new normal for a while. Other than that, I'm enjoying this slower lifestyle! Your sweater is so detailed and lovely. Your knitting talent amazes me! Thank you for sharing over at Kathy's Quilts!


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