I have been trying to figure out when I started this sweater and to the best of my recollection it was in March or April of 2005 because I remember working on it in the hotel room the first time I took a workshop with Kathryn Alexander at Cannon Hill Studios which is sadly more or less defunct while Georgeanne battles and is recovering from breast cancer. This workshop was a big turning point for me and getting my life back together after my father died so I remember lots of little details about the weekend that I might not otherwise recall. This was the first thing I had done in a while that I really experienced rather than just going through the motions. I am sure all of that is knit into this top. It is quite likely that I finished knitting the pieces that weekend and they have sat at the point in the directions where it says sew shoulder seams and pick up stitches for the collar. Looking back though the blog I can see that I tackled those directions over the summer and them let it sit while I waited for a US 6 needle to do the arms. Truth be told when I did this I used a size 4 needle for the arms so I am not sure why it wasn't finished earlier. But finally it is done and the fit isn't bad although I might question the choice of vertical stripes and I might consider putting a little effort into losing a pound or five as well.
Yarn: Fiesta La Luz (100% silk) in Champagne and Painted Desert
Started: April 2005
Finished: December 30, 2006
Notes: Because I changed the gauge significantly on this when I substituted the silk for the Mission Falls Cotton called for in the pattern, I had to spend a fair amount of time with calculator to make all of the shaping and stripe width and sizing come out but I think it was worth it as the fit on this is pretty good. The number of sticky notes on this pattern are significant noting all of the changes and alterations to the pattern.
So just two more sewing jobs before I gt to cast on for something new...