I have been sticking close to home and knitting and knitting. I'm finished the body of the sweater and one sleeve and I have just half of the second sleeve left to do.
After that, there is little to do. A bit of fix up knitting on the top of the sweater - I want to re-knit the collar band and fix a pattern error.
I started out using only the multi-colour and find the colour too strong for the soft gray. I want to redo and alternate the ridges with plain gray and multi-colour as I did on the hem and sleeve. It's much prettier. The other thing I have to redo is the first part of the pattern. It started with a 2 knit 2 slipped stitches for 4 rows, but I erred and only knit two rounds.
Next up is steeking. I have been contemplating this. Woobu is slippery yarn and the pattern called for only 4 stitches for steeking. I should have knit more, but I stayed with the pattern. I never stay with patterns so why on earth did I begin now? For safety I am going to sew a backing onto those 4 measly stitches before cutting. I hope that a little bit of interfacing to the backside and then a good bit of vigourous sewing will keep the ends where they belong. Once the steek is cut, the bands will be turned back and tucked under as I knit the edging. Or it may be that I knit and sew in a wee facing. I don't know yet, but there will be something to hide it all.
Worse come to worse, I will have to do more stitches for steeking and a knit a completely different button band. The sweater will still work out. But just like my garden, it might not be exactly what I envisioned in the first place.
And who knows? I might have a bumper crop of peas, and my sweater might yet be a masterwork.