… also known as: knit a great ruffle, add about 35 rows, then waffle and frog the whole thing. (big sigh!)
Steps one and two (the originals!) resulted in this:
The pink yarn was too thick (worsted weight) and too shiny for my taste. Plus I don’t think I had enough of it to finish the sweater (as it was almost all of a complete skein I bought on clearance a couple of years ago). So I found a thinner, darker, less shiny pink baby yarn and started over.
That dark blot is Ninja Kitty, who was passed on on a fleece blanket that was draped over my legs. She laid there for about an hour last night (two separate times!), so I had some dedicated knitting time while the rest of the house was asleep.
A few hours later, I had finished knitting the body of the sweater. And about 10:30 a.m., after a walk through my neighborhood, I used a three-needle bindoff to join the shoulder seams. Here’s how it looks now:
Still to go: sleeves (two) and a collar treatment. Oh, and buttons, of course.
OK, gotta run now. Have a terrific Tuesday, kittens!