I've got a problem. As problems go, it isn't all that bad in the grand scheme of things. Still, it is a bit of a pickle and I'm somewhat at a loss as to how to proceed
The problem, thank you for asking, is with my Kauni Damask and her sleeves. I did the sewing/cutting thing over the weekend and yesterday picked up the sleeve stitches. I had settled a while ago on doing solid sleeves without any colorwork beyond that which was in the single strand itself. Seemed like a good idea at the time.
Other than starting near the icky green, I really don't have a visual complaint.
The problem is in the feel of the fabric. The body is essentially double layered as the strand work is every round from hem to neck. The sleeve is only one strand and feels flimsy next to the rest of it. I'm concerned how the finished garment is going to work together like that.
This brings me back to the whole, what the hell do I do with the sleeves anyway debate. I could chart the darn damask pattern for the sleeve and just work the whole thing in the big motifs. Except I still think they are too big for the sleeve. Can I then just shrink the motif? Go for a different one all together? Give up the whole sleeve idea and make the sucker a vest?
Honestly, I'm leaning towards the vest at the moment but I am definitely up for suggestions! In the meantime, this baby is going in timeout and I'll work on something else. Something on bigger needles and all in one color. Though there is that lopi yarn and pattern that I bought um two years ago that should be sufficiently marinated by now ;)