Tom says he can't tell about a sweater I'm making until it's done, but I think this is coming along pretty well. Excuse the clunky Hawaiian shirt underneath as well as the just-started sleeve on the right.
The sweater fits well, I think. This back photo shows that my usual mods have removed the extraneous fabric from my waist. The mighty derriere is still apparent, but no sweater is going to eliminate that! My daily swimming is working on it, however.
Here's a close up of the lace - pretty, isn't it? I'm very pleased with the Woolen Rabbit Grace hand-dyed yarn. I've knitted several skeins without any color pooling; note that I have not even had to resort to knitting between two skeins at once to eliminate pooling. The yarn is so well dyed I don't have to do anything but knit!
I'm enjoying the sleeve construction. The pattern calls for picking up stitches around the armhole and then knitting short rows to create the sleeve cap. After the cap is completed, you then continue knitting down to the cuff. It's fun! And no seaming (Teresa!). The lace inset adds lots of charm, too.
More soon! Hopefully this baby will be put to bed before Ravel!@#$%^ starts at the end of the month. Then all I'll have to do is wait until November when I can actually wear it.