Ridiculously excited about this sweater. One, because I think it looks amazing, two, because I finished it in time for Christmas/in 2013 hence I made my craft goal and three (most important), because I can finally stop knitting stockinette in the round with fingering weight for a while. This was an exercise in brute strength willpower to finish towards the end. Once I got to the neck shaping and sleeves it was interesting again and since I knew how close to the end I was, it practically finished itself.
The pattern is really easy, and the finished product is pretty sweet. A perfect use for the very last of my favorite colored yarn which was discontinued Jan 1, 2013. What an omen for the WHOLE YEAR. With this project I learned how to alternate skeins which is really easy, and looking at the stripy thing going on in these pics it obviously made a huge difference. I also added some subtle short row shaping to the front and back because I wasn't in love with how the 'having boobs' factor seemed to make the finished garments raise hemline in the front when I looked at people's projects on ravelry. You can barely tell I did anything, but I like it. Overall this pattern is a win. Not the most interesting, but perfect for subtitled movies watching and "my hands need to be doing something but my brain is turned off" knitting.
Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Madelinetosh Tosh Sock - Grapefruit (discontinued)