Knitting this felt like knitting a race track for Hot Wheels.
I bought this Noro Silk Garden for my birthday back in November and I've been dreaming dreams and scheming schemes of what to do with it ever since. I even bought a Noro book which helped me get some ideas. For one, it let me know that I probably didn't have enough yarn for the sweater of my dreams. For another, I learned that some of the Noro yarns are pretty much interchangeable.
Then this weekend, I was up at 5 on Saturday morning, I reached for a back issue of Knitters and the page fell open to this.
I had the right yardage, the Silk Garden would substitute so I cast on with the recommended needle size. But then, I ripped the cast-on off and switched needles because I wanted to knit with my Addi Turbos, even though they were a different size. Ordinarily, this should be a recipe for disaster, but I actually got gauge. If I had continued with my first pick needles I would have had to start over anyway! Weird, huh?
Everything about this project is weird. Dolmen sleeves. Huh. I have a theory that the Silk Garden will be very drapey and mitigate the fullness of the dolmen sleeve. That, and the fact that I have some front acreage that needs coverage, if you get my meaning-age.