Yesterday evening I finished the fourth round of mitres. I've got one more round to work, in colour 2010 which was used for the very first round, as well.
Here are the two sides, first thing this morning.
I'm still not positive which will be the front and which the back. Anyway, when the whole thing is finished, the only break in the symmmetry of the construction will be the neckband seam, placed behind one shoulder. I could get round that by working the neckband in the round, of course, and I'm thinking about doing precisely that.
Today and tomorrow should be quiet. We aren't expecting any guests, so I should have lots of knitting time.
The hats and scarf were well received, by the way, which is always nice.
So, what's left to do? Eight blocks in this fifth round, four more blocks to shape the neckline. Four raglan seams to stitch, the neckband to be picked up and worked, and finally the sleeve seams. That is a fair amount, actually.
Well, whether I finish it before the year's end or whether I don't, I shall enjoy knitting it! This project has really been a joy. I am still thinking about what to start next, and I am very undecided. I could start Sorrel, or I could start the Cobblestone Pullover. The yarn for Earnshaw is sitting there on the shelf looking luscious, as well. Or maybe Mr Greenjeans? Or Malt?
So many choices. I think I shall just enjoy Benedikta for the time being, and then make my husband's promised sleeveless pullover, probably.