Back to the blocking board?
I couldn't stand it! There was no time for actual knitting last night, but I had to do something fibery, so I freed this from the blocking board instead. I pinned together the sleeve seams and tried it on -- and, overlooking the fact that it's a bit over-blocked, I am pretty happy with it. The front neckline and opening is still a big area of concern and will likely pose the biggest challenge. Because of the construction of this sweater, the fit of that area has a lot to do with the underarm, and it's going to take some playing around. I will be doing more measuring up and trying on and this is definitely going in for another soak and a re-block -- and then we'll see.
And now, after trying it on and seeing that about 1/3 of the back is basically done already, I wonder if I could possibly squeak by with the 4+ balls of yarn I have left. Pardon me and my muttering, sputtering, contemplating, pondering...
I was short on knitting time because I took Mom to see Tango Buenos Aires last night -- of all my possible companions, I thought she'd enjoy it most because she's actually been to Argentina! I went, basically, as part of a school assignment. It was a great show and we both enjoyed it a lot -- the music was fantastic and the dancing... of course, the dancing... I also discovered that there's an Argentine Tango group that meets twice monthly right in my area. Who knew???