So sorry to have missed you all last week but I was traveling. I had fully intended to schedule a post but I got that horrible orrible flu bug (on my birthday no less) and was just starting to recover on Tuesday so it was a no go. Plus I didn't have much to show in the way of progress as I couldn't knit when I was sick...yes I was that ill!
Still today I have some great news...I cast off for the body of the sweater last night! Yay for me :)
I'm still trying to figure out how to take decent photos of myself so you know laugh along with me at my self-portrait attempt in my bathroom (newly cleaned and painted thankyouverymuch).
I really love the stripes. I have to say I was a bit nervous about striping the whole thing but I love how it has turned out, it is a very Buffy sweater look. I also discovered much to my joy, that I have a shorter torso which means that I did not have to knit 15 inches of stocking stitch under the arm before the hem. I knit 12 and I did the hem per the directions which is 20 rows of garter stitch which should be an 1.5 inches but it looks closer to 2 for me which gives me a total of 14ish inches in length which is perfect! It is exactly the same length as my tank top and since I always wear and extra long cami under my clothes it'll be perfect :)
Those stripes I love. I can hardly wait to get that baby soaking in a bath and watch the yarn relax and fill out the pattern. Everything will look that much prettier once the blocking has happened :) Still there are two sleeves left and I for one am looking forward to have less that 100 stitches on my needles :)
How is your sweater coming along? I'm so close to finishing I can taste it! In fact I'm already planning my next sweater, well sweaters as one is going to be a baby sweater (seriously, baby season is upon us). I promise when I'm done to have someone wonderful take photos for me so I can show it off in its true splendor :)