I just got the whole thing joined up, like twenty minutes ago, threw it on the floor, and snapped a photo.
Earlier today I sort of walked into the dining room table, smacking my wrist, and wound up taking some major pain drugs. That's my excuse for over-knitting the second sleeve; I got in this zone and knit and knit and knit and before I knew it, it was too long and I had to tear back. (Instead of counting rows, I often count pattern repeats instead when trying to match sleeve lengths. I needed fourteen pattern repeats and wound up with fifteen and a half.) At the moment I am halfway through the 'establish pattern' row for the wave design on the upper chest and back. Then it's just a blur of decreasing and it's done! Woohoo!
It might actually be done by the end of November. There will be much rejoicing.
Several people have asked about the yarn; it is the Highland Wool from Elann.com in color #1440, "Sherwood Forest". (At the moment there is none in stock on the web site.) The photos here are fairly accurate in reproducing it, although it's got an odd aqua twang in bright sunlight. Something weird in the dyepot, I guess. Guppies, maybe?
The cat has figured out the sweater is wool. She's got a thing for fibers with good thermal properties; in a pinch she'll sleep on Gore-Tex, but she prefers wool or silk, or better yet alpaca, if she can get it.
I think the Year of Me needs to have a cat bed worked into the schedule somewhere... does alpaca felt?
Friday, November 10, 2006
Would you look at that...
at 10:31 PM