Day 1 (1,610 Stitches) - I realized that I got a suitable gauge using the size 6 needle, and if I did the charted 42" pattern, it would coincide with the actual 34" sweater measurements. So, I went ahead and casted on 200+ stitches.
Day 2 (2,070 more stitches) - I finally started the colorwork. I'm so excited.
Day 3 (2,300 more stitches) - I am beginning to love this pattern. I love the way that the fabric is beginning to shape up. This yarn feels so soft. I already started the waist shaping within the first 4 color rounds.
Day 4 (2,860 more stitches) - I love the way the pattern looks. I love the color contrast. I am totally happy with my project. Wait, is that a mistake I see? Oh noooooooo! I'm not ripping this thing out. All that hard work! Looks like I need to call in the doctor for a sweater surgery.
Ripping Back the Line of Stitches
Changing the Colors
The next day, I was happily knitting along on the train, and then I felt a jarring pain in my pointer finger. Ouch! It happened two more times, then I saw a slight trickle of blood. Ok, It's time to put the knitting down for a moment. This is getting a bit too crazy. What? Put the knitting down? HELL NO. This is NAKNISWEMO. We don't give up so easily. Looks like I will have to buy some rubber fingers tomorrow.
I know it's a small cut, but it hurts like hell.