All the ends woven in, everything complete but for buttons and a second blocking to settle it out to wear. I am going to give a second go to getting the yoke more smooth now that I know how everything fits.
I could say I am looking forward to winter, but I am not. Truly. But I am looking forward to wearing the sweater and that is as it should be!
Still thinking of what my wardrobe needs and what I need is some new basic sweaters. Shapes that are so standard that they are beyond fashion and beyond time. Things that can go the distance. I like the turn away from less fitted things, but I also know that lots of ease on a large woman sometimes looks like just a too big sweater. I think I am a creature of that middle ground, the ordinary, things that fit in an ordinary way.
I envisage crew neck sweaters with saddle shoulders. A raglan, though I would probably modify it a bit. I don't like the way raglans sit on my shoulders. I need lightweight turtlenecks to wear under other sweaters. I need a few knitted t shirt style shirts. I need a shirt style sweater to match the one in my eyes mind. And I would like to put my basic brioche knowledge to work and make a nice ordinary sweater out of it.
The first thing I will start is a turtleneck. It's going to be a heavier one though, and it will be in a frosty cool colour. I'm going to use Osprey from Quince and Company. It's a lovely soft yarn that is going to be just right for a close to you all over sweater. Or so I hope.
Unless the pattern problem isn't resolved today. It hiccupped and I was given a code. I know it will come but if it arrives late in the day, I may have started something else.
Because, you know. Itchy Fingers. Can't wait till Monday.