It’s finished, and just in time to wear for the next month or so while the weather remains near freezing. You guys….my first real sweater, with short rows and shaping, and all that good stuff. I think I might be a “real” knitter now! I fiercely love this sweater. It’s slouchy yet fitted, stylish and sexy- which is not easy to achieve with hand knits! The fit is darn near perfect, and considering I am a disaster when it comes to gauging, this is a true miracle. I stayed up way too late for a few nights in a row finishing this beauty, and I payed the price each morning. Funny story- one morning, after getting up at around 6:30 with the boys, I fell fast asleep inside the couch fort we had built in the basement playroom. While I was sleeping (for all of five minutes), Vijay and Vik moved several couch pillows over to the stairs in order to “trap” me in the basement (Vijay’s words, not mine). They then proceeded to find a chocolate bar in the pantry and make their way up to my studio, where I found them eating chocolate and hanging out amidst my yarn and fabric stashes. I couldn’t stop laughing at the irony- I thought I was supposed to be the one eating chocolate and hiding away in my studio. So much for that….!