Stop the presses! Although... to be fair, it's not quite finished. It's blocking at the moment, after which it will get buttons. But.. 95% done!
That's Carson's, er, Christmas sweater. Oops. Starsky Jr. is the pattern, knit with US size 5 (3.75 mm) needles on Cascade Superwash. I made the arms a little extra-long, adding most of the length in the ribbing, so it would be easy to fold back for now and then wear a few more years, I hope, by rolling down the sleeves.
But I had one problem I didn't think of — on which side do you seam the arms? I did it the same way the whole length of the arm, but now when you fold back the ribbing, you see seam. Of course, if I did the ribbing with the seam out, then when you didn't fold it back, you'd see seam. If I were knitting this again I'd probably knit the sleeves in the round, at least for the length of the ribbing.
I had a lot of trouble with the shawl collar/short rows. I have a rather haphazard method of picking up wraps — I use one method sometimes, another method others, and sometimes I randomly pick up what look like forgotten wraps. I think that last was the problem — there are weird little blobs or whorls around the collar (that sounds attractive, but they are not) which I cannot fix with duplicate stitch. And I am far too lazy to do it again, so whorly they'll stay.
In other news, some things think it's spring here:
And does anyone know what this bulb is? Faintly scented, very tall and pretty: