Here it is--both sleeves done (they're not short, by the way, they're just folded up). Ready for the Grand Opening, cutting the center front steek to start the edging. I was going to save the thrill for the knitting retreat this weekend, but I have to cut the main steek in order to reach the neck shaping steeks with the sewing machine to stabilize them, so the deed will be done tomorrow and I'll be working the edging on the weekend. Still, it's cool to stand back and look at the whole sweater and how all those motifs line up. I admit it. I'm pretty pleased with myself.
But before I go, I have to do a little dance in celebration of the (at long last) coming of spring. The picture on the left is of some incredible ice crystals in a puddle on the driveway. Three days later and a few yards away there was this--little green things rising out of the just-thawed earth: