As you can see, I was almost at the cuff of the first sleeve, and hadn't started the second. Well, I kept working and am now about halfway through sleeve #2... No photos yet! I'll take the finals as soon as I finish up.
I really like the way the fabric is pooling, and it's always amazing to me how such small changes can make huge ripples through a project. Especially when the project is knitted with Wollmeise:
The few hip increases I did created the crazy chevron pattern in the fabric. I could have avoided this by knitting every other round with a different strand, but I decided not to. Why? I love the way Wollmeise creates a construction story on a garment, for one thing. Secondly, I am enamored with this giant yarn cake, which is slowly decreasing in size... Right now, the sweater consists of a continual strand for the torso, one for each sleeve, and one for the hood.
I'm trying really hard to finish this sweater by the end of the weekend, so I can start on some new things! A big one is going to be my husband's Brownstone Pullover, by Jared Flood. I have some Sublime Yarns Organic Merino Wool that will fit the bill perfectly:
I also have some mega-awesome yarn purchases to share with you, but I'll save those for another entry!