Pattern - Licorice Whip by Jenifer Paulousky. It's free too - free is good. :)
Yarn - 9 skeins Araucania Nature Cotton in Purple.
Needles - Size 10 Options and size 10 Denises
Mods - None, really. The stitch count wasn't correct at the outset for the size I was knitting (the medium) but that really wasn't a big deal. I just carried on with what I had & it worked out well.
My opinion - I like it. Even though it's cotton, it's a very heavy sweater - especially with a cami/T-shirt underneath. The lacey lines are a little too lacey to wear the sweater solo, so this one is definitely NM winter wear. I'm glad I kept knitting & knitting on those interminable sleeves - now they're really long enough! LOL The negative ease won't last long - the more I wear it, the more it will stretch out. But that's fine - a little looser is probably better anyway. :)
The yarn is great - I can't say enough good things about it's softness and the color variations - even in the "solids." I don't really have any pullovers to wears, so this has whetted my appetite for more! In fact, I cast on for a little something last night, details to follow. ::wink::
In crochet news, I went down to Michael's, fully intending to buy the yarn I would need for that cutaway crocheted jacket I showed you from the Crochet! magazine. But something stopped me from plunking down the $65.00 odd dollars for the LB Suede. I'm going to look through my stash instead & see if I can't find something else that would work. I do have oodles of purple LB Kool Wool, and I'm debating whether or not to use it. Hmmmmm.....
Dylan wants to say "Thanks!" for all the B-day wishes yesterday. :) Margaret asked what a 14 yr. old boy gets for his B-day. Well - last week he got a silver Razr phone (his brother got a phone too, although not a Razr. That was my response to the lockdown we had at school!) which he'd wanted for months. So yesterday he got accessories for his game systems and next weekend he'll get a 27" lava lamp from my Bio-Mom. He's been wanting a lava lamp for years & years - a 27" one will knock his socks off!
I'm subbing in the same math class today that I had on Friday, so I know I'll have no prep time today and thus no knitting time either! Maybe a few rows on my lunch half hour....
Speaking of work, one of the auto-subs has given his notice. This will be his last week. From then on it will be just one other lady and myself.
There went any hope I ever had of having a day off. Sigh.
Have a great Monday!