Last night, when I went to bed, having just bound off the bottom band, my head was filled with thoughts of the collar. I knew from the get go, that I did not want the hood. This is a sweater to wear while I work. My desk isn't warm, but its not freakishly cold either. The extra weight and layers that the very nice looking hood would provide day in and day out is just not something middle aged (or slightly older) me needed. I have a t-shirt with a hood and I can't wear that on really warm days, so how on earth would I get by with this fabric with a hood.
No, from the get go, mine was going to be the collar version the designer did. Before bed, I was reading just how she went about knitting the collar. Lisa Kay has very good notes about that.
I must have been pondering all these layers as I slept.When I woke up this morning I was absolutely positive that I did not want long sleeves.
Isn't that just a nice basic sweater shape? Its real style comes from that substantial hood or collar and the wider than average ribs of the button band.
Both sleeves are done. So the main part of a sweater completed on the morning of the 7th day. Not too shabby.
Two row stripes make a fast knit.