With the Surprise Jacket done, I am able to return to my own sweater. I made alot of progress this winter, with the torso finished and the sleeves almost done, and then put it down in favor of Sabine's quilt and Maggie's sweater. It was nice, though, to pick the project back up and immediately make such visible progress. The sleeves are attached and I'm working my way up the bodice. It's an easy patter, but with just enough thought required to keep it interesting. I knit enough over the 4th of July weekend to bruise my left pointer finger, the one I use to help push the stitch off the needle because the yarn tends to stick.
Again, I didn't make the best yarn choice. Its very stiff and hard to knit with, and this sweater will be comfortable but definitely not soft. That said - I'm loving both the texture and the color. I think it will get alot of wear. I do want to make another, though, in softer yarn. Eventually.