So far, I am thrilled.
Suzie M's newer, creative method of knitting a top-down sweater with set-in-sleeves, known as The Contiguous Method, has intrigued me since I first came across it on ravelry a year or so ago. What better time to try it, than now. On Colour Block
Since this type of construction begins with a 'measurement times gauge' thing, there was a bit of math before I could start. Colour changes, when/where I wanted them to occur and how long I wanted each to last meant even more math.
Several sheets of paper, a pencil nub, one tired brain, a winter's storm and hours of TV coverage of the Provincial Curling Championships on the weekend and here I am.
Look at this set-in-sleeve! Happy dance.
At this point, I do think I have gone a bit too far and will be ripping back an inch or so. There are body section increases required as the sleeve nears the underarm section to enlarge the sweater from shoulder width to bust width. In my Happy Dance state of knitting euphoria, I went too far. But this is one of those knits that is just so thrilling to work on that ripping back doesn't bother me. Just another chance to be thrilled all over again.
My knitting, so far this winter, has seemed without focus, on the back burner and further from the top of life's pile of must do's than normal, for me. To have Colour Block finally start to take shape, appear successful and like-able - wow! That's worth a Happy Dance.