To looking like this:
And, for an added bonus, I didn't get to start on my shrug. I'm going a different direction with the sweater this time and actually writing down the instructions as I go so that I won't forget what I was thinking. I'm also knitting it in pieces to be seamed, (I know, I know, "Danger, Will Robinson", but apparently that's how I roll these days) I'm starting with the back, leaving selvedge stitches on each end to facilitate the seaming. As if...The real reason I've decided to go the seamed route, truth be told, is that I don't trust myself to knit in one piece at the moment, because I'm afraid I will have a lapse in concentration and screw it up. There will be a lot of neckline shaping, armhole shaping, and knitted in button band that will be happening on the front, and I'm afraid I'll have a problem keeping track of it all while designing on the fly. If I was following a set pattern, it wouldn't be a problem. Too much information, right? One last confession, then I will move on, I swear: I am having more trouble than you would believe with following the K1xP2 ribbing. What the heck is going on around here?
To soothe myself, I continued on the fruit-striped socks, which now look like this:
I'm starting that shrug today, I swear...