Oh, crazy sleeve. How did you ever happen? Here's what went down ...
I am ready to start the edging around the bottom of this cardigan. I was thinking that the simple lace pattern is, well, just too simple. I thought maybe the fancy front edge lace pattern would work, instead of the simple lace pattern
I originally came up with for the sleeves.
My Brain said, "No way. Too many increases. It would be frilly and ginormous." I couldn't shake the urge, though, so my brain suggested I make a swatch to see.
Haha! The edges of the swatch look pretty straight. I was pretty sure the fancy lace would look fantastic.
My Brain still couldn't be persuaded to knit the whole bottom edge in that lace pattern, so it had another suggestion, "You want to redo the sleeves to make them wider anyway, so why not reknit an arm and edge it with the fancy lace? Then you can see exactly how that edging will look."
I should know by now my Brain usually knows what it's talking about. Holy moly, frills gone wild. Wow that looks awful. How did I trick myseld into going along with this?
I can't tell if I like the wider arm, either, with all that frilliness happening. I'm going to reknit the last 10 rows with the simple lace and then decide if I want to reknit the arm AGAIN to put it back exactly how it was ... because right now the "tight" arm (below) I was complaining about looks (and feels) pretty darn good.