I'm actually done! I can't believe it since I tend to be knitting sample socks for all the myriad of colourways I produce when dyeing. It's one thing to see colours in a skein but quite another to see how the colours express themselves when knit. It's really quite fascinating actually so many times I pull out a colourway and knit a sample sock just to help visualize how colours will look in a finished sock so as you can imagine, finishing something other than a sock is truly a special occasion!
I did end up incorporating a few mods into the project which included a crocheted neck hole edge as well as a turned down collar. Adding a single row of SC to the edge of an unfinished knitted piece has a nice way of making the edge look pretty. The turned down collar was due mostly to only having two buttons despite having 3 buttonholes. Long story short, Hobby Lobby was out of stock on the buttons when I went back to get another pair. I'm hoping they will come back in stock because I'd like to add a button to the collar as well. If not, I am quite happy with how the collar turned out as it is. Turning down the collar was also done because when I was finished seaming up the sleeves, the neck hole seemed a wee bit smallish. Oops! However, improvising is a knitter's best friend when you don't want to rip back and the outcome was indeed a happy accident.
If you'd like to see more photos and find out more details of the project, please click here for my Rav project page.
Now what to do next? Perhaps I need to knit up some of my handspun into a cowl or fingerless mittens or something. Now that sounds intriguing! Off I go! Have a great weekend everyone.