It's not quite a sweater yet, but it is coming along.
What with one thing and another, the weekend, where I pretended I was away, did not have nearly as much knitting time as I hoped. It was suggested that since I was here, I ought to cook a turkey for those who could make it at short notice. So I did. It took a healthy day out of my knitting time though, but still, I am pleased with the way it is coming along.
The pattern is the Linnea Tunic , a nice button sided garment with a very relaxed sort of look. I want the tunic length to wear with a new pair of pants that I have that simply demands the longer length.
I am not 100% sure this is going to look good on me, or even look reasonably decent (which is kind of what I shoot for in the first place). It is entirely possible that it will accent my hips, but I hope not. My solution is to knit it as if it was a regular sweater, even as it maintains the general shape of the original. While I do plan to have buttons at the sides for decoration, I am planning to sew the sides at least to my waist for ease of wearing.
In a lot of ways, my Linnea is going to be an inspired by. My gauge is very different. 14 stitches on 4 inches rather than the original, and the bottom of necessity, will have increases across the back hip line and will have a modified a-line shape on the sides.
It's early days, and I need to order 2 more skeins of yarn, at least, but here is hoping for a new wearable garment soon!
Updated: Yarn ordered. Good to go.