Ok, so it is a very old joke - but part of my May declutter involved using up wool in a good cause. - and sleeves were involved.
I've mentioned the Knitting Cupboard at church before [that is, a cupboard for kntting, not a cupboard which knits!] Last time the lady came to get the stuff for the Romanian Orphanage, she mentioned that they no longer want sleeveless/short sleeve tops, only long sleeve jumpers.
Which is OK - except that we had about 3 dozen baby jumpers using this pattern
It is always popular with knitters because
- front and back are the same
- it is knitted all in one piece
- you can use up oddments of yarn
- the sleeves form part of the pattern
- it is easy to add your own modifications to stitch patterns [rib, moss stitch etc]
As we didn't know which kind soul[s] had supplied all these - and we didn't want to appear ungrateful and say 'they won't do, sorry' a few of us decided to add extra sleeves. Some knitted, some crocheted, some a combination. I added sleeves to six of the jumpers
Here's hoping some needy little children are kept warm this winter.