I'm deviating from the original pattern and will pick up the stitches along the steek and knit perpendicularly to the front opening rather than knitting a ribbed button band and attaching later.
Since taking these photos, I've grafted one underarm. I think this will be a very spiffy sweater to wear with my 'winter uniform' - jeans and long-sleeved shirts.
I'm packing for our upcoming cruise and got lots of things checked off my to-do list today. Tomorrow I'll get packing in earnest for the last push on Sunday before we head out.
I just submitted two proposals to teach at an upcoming knitting event. Cross your fingers for me that what I am offering will be of interest to the committee.
Jen1 and Jen2 are at the Needler's Retreat this weekend. I really wish I could be there but I can't be everywhere. I really hope I can get to next year's.