I continue to love the Oblique pattern. I had a hard time with the lace, as usual, until the elbow of the first sleeve. Then it clicked! And I didn't need to read the pattern for every row anymore. Such satisfaction.
But when I got about 3/4 done with the sleeve I hesitated. It is really large. I'm worried about the sleeves being too bulky. They are twice the thickness of my arm. And I'm not a twiggy girl. Baggy sleeves might be cute on tiny women, but I think I need to try to be sleek.
So... I'm starting sleeve #1 over again, removing most of the seed stitch from the edges (underarm). This will make it knit up much faster and I won't feel baggy in this comfy sweater. I hope this is the right move! I'm worried about how I will get the stitch count right for joining to the shoulder... but I'll cross that bridge in a few weeks when I'm ready and I've read up on some Raglan shaping advice.