Voici, the progress on the Simple Knitted Bodice. I really am enjoying this pattern; it's fun to knit garments from the top down. I love seeing the sweater come together as a whole as I knit. I love the fact that I will have precious little finishing to do once I knit the sleeves. But, most of all, after my last disaster, I love that I know what it will look like before I'm done. I've tried it on twice and, while it could be a tiny bit smaller, I think it will look great. The deep v-neck will require a cami or similar underneath anyhow. And I should have no problem finishing it before seeing Colin.
The yarn is lovely ... Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool. Other than that strange silk smell and rather a lot of vegetable matter, nothing detracts from its rustic beauty. It looks fabulous on the lace panel. In fact, I am already dreaming of a shawl (maybe Swallowtail?) in Silky Wool.