And here is the start of the front. I am doing both fronts at the same time, just like I make socks.
The only problem is than this sweater has an unusual, for me, band, collar and facing, and each side is done in reverse of the other. I did read the directions over and over several times before I decided I could figure out how to do them at the same time. The are worked from the bottom up so for 14" all I have to do is repeat the same two rows over and over. After that I will be working on that inverted cone shape and things may get a little tricky. We'll see how I do, won't we?
I am still working on my "leftover" socks and I really like how they look. I got stopped however when I got to the heel as I always have to watch the video to remember how to do the heel I currently like. I think I will have to print out the pictures so I can keep going. This is my studio knitting project and I haven't been out there (no central heat) for the last few days and probably won't much this week or until it warms up a little more.
But this is another reason I am working in the house. I bought these acrylic needles just before Christmas and I really like them. I got them because they looked pretty and now I find that they work very nicely. They have a pretty sharp point and are slippery enough that the yarn moves but still have enough tooth to keep it from slipping off. I see that they come in double points, too, but I don't really like much working with DPNs so probably won't get them. Interestingly Staci of Very Pink just introduced this set and spoke very highly of them so I must know what I am talking about. ;-)
I hope everyone had a fun and safe New Year's Eve and are well on their way to a Happy New Year. Our daughter and son-in-law will be coming over this evening and are bringing a traditional southern new years dinner: fried chicken, black eyed peas, and greens. So we should be having good luck in 2016: not taking any chances.
Happy New Year, Gari