The title of this post is written just the way EZ wrote the rallying cry in her book The Opinionated Knitter and it feels like victory when you do finally get to the point of uniting the sleeves to the body of EPS.
To make sure the second sleeve was finished in a timely manner, I packed it around with me all week. It was the only thing I allowed myself to work on when I had a short break or while knitting in a group. Determination carried the day and it was finished Saturday afternoon.
Everything was ready for the unification process, when I sat down to knit that evening, but then...worry set in. What if after all my careful calculations, all the study of EZ's books and works, all the time and effort...my EPS didn't fit, wouldn't work out as planned. I admit to a bit of trepidation and angst. The only way to know, the only way to see the results of all this work, was to try it on, and that prospect only added to the trepidation.
Carefully I read through The Opinionated Knitter (again) and Meg Swansen's updated notes on the Fair Isle EPS pattern. Live stitches for the underarms were slipped to holding yarn and then I started knitting, uniting, adding the three pieces together to form a sweater. It was exciting to see everything fall into place. After a couple of rows, half the stitches were slipped to an extra needle and I then pulled the sweater over my head. As I worked it into place, slipping the sleeves over my arms, I held my breath...is it? would it? does it fit!?
Oh my! I do think SO!! The process continues....
Lauren has finished her EPS Henley and it looks marvelous!
Karen Jo's cabled EPS is growing nicely, too. Can't wait to see how this one turns out.
Laura has finished 2 darling EPS sweaters for her daughters and is starting a third. It looks like she really caught the EPS bug!
Nice work, grrls!