I finished my sweater last week and love it. It is soft and warm and the sleeve length is just right. I did not rip out the sleeves like I was tempted to do instead I tried it on with several different tops and decided the sleeves were ok because it was not for 4-H or Mr Monk. I am very pleased with it. The way it drapes reminds me of a sweater my great aunt Elsie knit for me when she came for a visit from Ireland when I was 11 or 12 years old. It was red with a blue design knit down the sleeves. I wore it with so many different outfits....wool skirts, wrap around skirts and slacks and jeans on Friday. She could knit so fast, she used long needles and tucked one under her arm and her fingers and yarn just flew. That sweater was like wearing a hug. I also finished my purple socks number 4 for 2013 but they are not causing an emotional flood of memories.
I started a new pair of socks these are a cotton blend. The lady in the store wound the ball so I could knit from both ends but didn't put the label in my shopping bag. My repeats will be reversed I thought I could deal with that even though Mr Monk might have a real problem with stripes that are opposite. I thought the color was very springy but as I was driving home from yet another dentist appointment (a simple crown turned into a root canal). I looked across the prairie and thought that looks just like my socks out there.
on the needles at Judy's