Full disclosure: I'm writing this on Tuesday. Tonight I work my third night in a row, and starting tomorrow I'm on vacation-- and I plan to make good use of it by sleeping alllllllllllll day. So I figured out how to trick blogger into publishing this tomorrow-- but I would never, never try to trick my fellow knitters.
I started this Christmas day:
I'm completely, utterly loving this pattern... and I seem to be developing a bit of a self-striping yarn fixation. I just can't help myself-- it's almost criminal how easy and fun this is to make compared to how complicated it looks.
The only tiny caveat:
This is all that's left of the main color. I planned this project to use the leftovers of my first ever adult sweater and I think it's going to be a nail-biter. Fortunately, I have an ace in the hole:
Those are the swatches from said sweater. I am just ruthless enough to unravel one of these-- I was really only saving them in case I ever needed to patch the sweater. Full disclosure: I have a bit of a thrift problem. My stash-- and it's a bit of a stretch to call it that-- is almost exclusively made up of left-over yarn and I fully intend to use up every last bit of it... someday.