I'm almost finished!
I knit the collar last night. I attached both shoulder seams, and then picked up 104 stitches. I decided on a 2x2 rib instead of the 4x2 of the cuffs and bottom of the sweater. I think it looks great.
I used 3.25mm needles on the collar and switched to a 2mm needle for the last round. I then bound off with the 3.25mm needle. I was hoping that this would keep my collar from being droopy, and it did. It's a nice firm springy collar. It's also stretchy. I love it.
I even made Stu put down his bowl of cereal to touch it right away.
I then got to work on attaching the sleeves. This is my least favorite thing in the whole world. It's not that I'm not good at it, it's just that I get total anxiety over the thought of it.
Not to shabby, huh?
All I have left to do is sew up the side and arm seams. This kind of seaming doesn't really bother me. So, I guess you know what I'll be doing tonight. I'll be back with a finished sweater tomorrow.