However I had some issues with sewing the sleeves in, so I sent it over to the expert knitter to do it, and she finally did. Yaaay Mom!
It is a lovely sweater, with the pattern on the back as well. It's a wool/silk blend (my obsession with silk yarn runs a close second to my obsession with alapaca) and feels absolutely lovely. If i could change one thing about this, I would do it with saddle shoulders and continue the pattern right up to the neckline.
Hmm.... seems all my news is about Dave this weekend.
I needed to step away from his sweater for a little bit (ribbing making me go cross-eyed) so I started making him a new hat. I made him one last year which he loves, but it was done with $1 a ball acrylic (yes, you told me so mom) and it's all stretched and yucky now. I hate it. So I'm making him a new one with some yarn I bought from Julie's ,.... Berrocco Ultra Alpaca. I bought four skiens for a project I'm designing ot submit to Knitty , but I changed my design a little and I'm only going to use one skein. So, Dave is getting a hat and I may design a shawl for my Grandmother with the rest I didn't want to do a plain old ribbed band so I added in a cable. The colour matches his leather coat perfectly. This is a wool/alpaca blend, so I hope it's not going to be too itchy.