Seaming, sleeve-setting-in and what it looks like when the yarn breaks mid-skein at the Noro spinning mill and they splice bright blue with red. Design feature, anyone?
1x1 rib button band. I sew my buttons on with embroidery floss--NEVER with yarn.
And actually, the sweater does fit. It is a cropped, fitted sweater, so while a few inches of length and maybe two more inches of ease would make me feel a little less like a sausage more comfortable, it fits exactly as the pattern schematics describe. Who knew?
This is the left front--the back is done. Size 10.75 plus chunky tweed plus Sundays off equals mad, mad knitting marathon.
With a little time-out for spinning, of course. (Fiber purchased from Birds Nest Yarns. This may be my most favorite spin yet. I mean it this time.)
On an entirely unrelated subnote, try adding 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon to your next chili recipe. So. Dang. Good. In my house, it went over so well that his exact words were, "This is the chili we're going to feed our future children."