Over the weekend I decided to clear out some backlogged blocking work that had been neglected for far too long. I'd just finished this lace pullover and it needed a thorough blocking to open up the stitches so that was first into the pool. This sweater came together so quickly it makes me remember how I ended up with 60 handknit sweaters in the first place . . . they're addicting! It's crazy to think I haven't finished a sweater in over a year, but then again the last year has been anything but typical for me so maybe it makes sense . . .
This picture is pretty awful and I promise to take a better (read: modeled) shot soon, but I was in a rush this morning and didn't want to forget to document it. It's knit in the round from the bottom up, with the sleeves knit flat and then joined to the body and worked in the round with raglan decreases. I was feeling lazy about doing math when I got to the join so in the end I had to knit that section twice -- that's ALWAYS what happens when I'm too lazy to figure out the math ahead of time. And in the end the armhole depth came out a bit short even after reknitting, so the finished sweater is not as good as it could have been if I hadn't gotten lazy. But it fits and I love it, and that's all that matters! I'm not writing this one up as a pattern because it's too generic in my opinion.
Oh and Babette? I joined section 7 on last night and have started on section 8. I realized I need to work on this during daylight hours so I can document the process to write up that tutorial, so I'm putting it aside for the next few nights and will hopefully get the tutorial done over the weekend. Thanks to those of you who chimed in to say you would appreciate it! Stay tuned.