First off, did I mention how much I love working with Alpaca? Even if it shows off that I really can't knit worth a darn, I just love using it.
All that wibbly wobbly messy knitting will just relax out once I block it, right? (hopeful knitter voice counting on the fact that this is alpaca yarn and has no memory)
I am also at the nicest stage of any knit from the top down project. the underarms are joined and the sleeve stitches are on holders. I like this part because it feels as if you once again return to the land of speed knitters! Sleeves take up a huge number of stitches and for a little while, knitting is going to go very fast. Shortly there will be a bustline increases, and then as I work my way down, the pockets and stitches added to give the lovely soft drape this tunic has, will make rounds long again but this is not a bad thing. Long means the end is nigh.
We tried it on last night for fit and it is perfect. I am using the numbers for the extra small size. I am enjoying knitting from that side of the brackets for a change. ;)
The colour is exactly right. The needles are right. The pattern is right. The knitting is mostly right.
I love it when a plan comes together.