I finished my second swatch for the Ski Sweater a few days ago.
Final gauge was 4.25 stitches per inch- after measuring my 2 swatches very carefully probably 10 or 20 times.
So I cast on 160 for a total of 38" for a few inches of ease.
I haven't decided yet my rate of increases for the sleeves. In the original sweater, EZ increased every 4 rows up to 50% of the body number. However, in the Knitting Workshop she does a similar design and increases every 6 rows for a total of 1/3 of the body stitches. In the pictures I can't really tell the difference, so I guess I'll just decide when I get there how often I feel like decreasing!
Anyways, I'm nearly done with the body. Only five more inches or so, then I cast it right off. Can you believe I'm going to cut into this thing? I can't. It's pretty scary and I might make a point of buying EZ's Knitting Workshop DVD before I actually go through with it.
Also, it doesn't help that I actually don't have a sewing machine.
I really hope this gorgeous sweater doesn't end up being a tube and some arms because I'm too chicken to cut it up!!
Oh, and my novel? I missed a day because I was so convinced that the story was terrible and I shouldn't go on. Actually, I'm still convinced the story is terrible and I shouldn't go on. But I'm still writing, ang I guess that's what counts. (?)