I swear it looks nearly like it did last week, but I finished another 3" of body, then started the cool woven section -- linen stitch, I think -- and divided the back from the fronts. I'm currently marching up the back of the sweater, determined to wear this thing at Stitches West. That's 35 days from now, but who's counting? Right.
And, as promised, those two partial skeins of yarn got some attention this week, and have morphed into this:
Actually, that's what it looked like on Saturday when I decided that I'd better take a picture in case I accidentally finished before I had time to take a proper WIP photo. No such luck, as I've slowed down considerably over the last few days, strategizing. You see, this is how much charcoal yarn is left:
24 grams. And I still have one shawl collar/ button band and two striped sleeves to make. It's gonna be a squeaker, my friends. I decided to knit the collar/band first, since I know I want that to be grey, then weighing my yarn as I go to determine how much striping the sleeves will require. So cross some fingers for me, please. You can check back in a week or so to see how it all turned out. You're all biting your respective nails, right?
Meanwhile, I'm going to get back to the task at hand. Mr. Right is leaving for a business trip today (boo!), so I expect to have lots of uninterrupted knitting time and silly girly movies to keep me going for the next few days. Could be worse, right?