The last couple of weeks have been rather frantic and frazzled and my knitting time, when I have been knitting, has been focused primarily on the wildflower cotton tee for rather obvious reasons. It is simple. At 3 1/2 stitches to the inch it moves quickly so it doesn't take much to feel like I have accomplished something. I don't have to carry a pattern around iwth me.
The front and back are now done, and have been sent to the blocking board.
I am very happy with how this is turning out. In fact, seeing the entire front and back, I am happier with the muted color blending than I was initially with the knitting. I am also quite satisfied with the actual knitted fabric, it is light and soft, with nice drape, but it does not grow uncontrollably in the wash, nor feel waterlogged, stiff, and heavy, like some cottons. I am gaining confidence that is going to be something I will wear quite a bit.
Even more surprising, the 726 yards of yarn looks like it will be more than adequate. I started with 8 skeins originally and have used 4 plus a little extra, but not a full quarter of the 5th skein. I used the fifth skein only to do the shoulders, on either side of the back neckline, 200 some-odd stitches perhaps?
Since I originally envisioned this sweater with 3/4 length sleeves it looks like there will be enough yarn. I haven't figured out the sleeve pattern yet, that is next up.
Sorry about the odd angle of the photograph, I snuck it in quickly between tasks in the late afternoon light and this was the only angle in which I could get the entire sweater. It really is symmetrical and looks better in person.