I twisted, turned, and transformed the pile until you could sort of tell that it's a sweater. Maybe. Either that or fallopian tubes and a very large uterus (sorry, free associating here).
Such is the state of the Mighty Acorn aka Quercus. I've been making this according to my measurements, but it's time to pin it on the dress form just to make sure it's going to fit. Here goes:
You may not think it fits because of that big empty spot in the middle, but don't panic. That's where the wide band will go, as shown in the sample sweater from the pattern.
Here's the view from the back. Looks like it fits from back here, too. The sweater could really use a bath and some serious blocking but I'm not even sure how to go about blocking a all-in-one-piece, top-down sweater. I guess I'll find out soon.
So, so far, so good. Onward to the bottom which will be boring ole stockinette mixed in with some darts. I'll blog about the waist shaping next time. Meanwhile, I hope you're enjoying your Labor Day weekend and getting a little knitting done, too.