The back is done but as yet is unblocked.
See what I mean about the colour? I just can't get it consist or accurate on the photos!
I've now cast on for the first sleeve.
I'll do a front first, then the other sleeve, then the other front. I can't stand knitting two pieces exactly the same back to back!
Unfortunately the obsessive knitting together with wrestling with the lawnmower before the rain arrived left me with a very sore left wrist. I have to do something in the evening, otherwise I'd be biting my nails or eating non-stop, so I started the next project from my to-do list:
I'm calling her Summer Silk. She's an attempt at re-creating a much loved sweater I bought years ago, and wore until it literally fell apart. It had a crocheted front and the rest knitted.
I'm using a pack of Rowan Summer Tweed, which feels almost exactly the same as the original yarn. This time it's a lilac shade - the original was a dark beige.
The crocheting is actually quite hard on the hands as the yarn is stiff, but it should soften up with washing once complete, especially with the help of some silk wash which I'm hoping to buy soon.
So another new project, but I reckon I can do it without guilt as I only have 3 WIPs at the moment - must be a new record for me!