After negotiating, the teen insisted on the purple handspun to go with her Misty Blue Shelridge. I suppose I should be complimented that she picked a mom yarn over a hank of commercial that has been in the bin for a few years.
We then negotiated about how big a sweater she really wants and length.
I happily cast on 168 stitches on a 4mm needle and did about a couple of centimeteres of the contrast before bothering to read the directions. Those weird instructions that talk about three rows.
You see, I had been going off the lovely examples posted so far on the blog. I thought it looked fine, and had no interest in the frog pond, so just switched to the main color, upped the needle to 4.5mm and knit off the first ball. So that means I am over 20 cm up the body.
and at midnight, it is more than time to crash.