You've probably noticed that there haven't been any real knitting posts in a while. Well look what's done!!
That's right, 95% of the Urbane sweater is done! Close, but no cigar quite yet.
It takes a good hour per inch of torso, and the only thing keeping me going is that there will be NO seaming when I'm done. Thank goodness for top-down seamless sweaters. The sweater looks awfully skinny, but the ribs relax a lot during blocking, so it'll look more normal when it's done, promise.
I couldn't resist casting on with the Jojoland Melody sock yarn. I'm planning to make the Knotty or Knice socks from the 2008 Fall Interweave Knits (ravelry link here), but the pattern looks really big (72 stitches around the ankle!). I always do the toe the same way anyway, so I'll mull it over until the toes are done, then go from there.
Once the toes are both done, they'll migrate over to some circular needles. I recently broke both size 0 and size 1 circs (stupid bamboo!), and Tina was kind enough to lend me her size 1's, so I can do the socks two at a time. Oh I cannot wait until the sweater is done!!