I don't have an incredible amount to share today, but I would like to show you the progress I have been making on my Staccato sweater.
See that? It's totally almost done. Somehow I managed to knit both sleeves and the hood over the past week and a half. Before I had done the sleeves, I thought this sweater was going to be way too huge for me and at one point I almost scrapped it. But now that all the pieces are done, I'm loving how comfortably roomy it is. It's exactly what I wanted. This is the sweater version of the baggy sweatshirts that I love so much. (Yes, I realize I'm not the most fashionable individual out there.)
I can't wait for it to be completely finished so I can begin wearing it (although, truth be told, I've been wearing it as is all day and it is wonderful.) I have a sneaking suspicion, however, that it will be going into hibernation again for quite a while. I've never been very keen on all of the finishing a large piece like this demands, and there are still hundreds of ends to weave in, hems to tack down, a zipper facing to knit in, and a zipper to install. Perhaps this sweater will be ready for next winter. Wouldn't that be great?