Hooray! The front of Golden Poplar is done!!
The back half is also done up to the bottom of the neck hole, so the end is in sight. I am hoping to have this done before it gets too warm to wear it at all. The slow part will be seaming, especially since it may require a zipper on the side so that the narrowest (waist) part can fit past the shoulders. It's a mystery how the lady in the photo in the pattern was able to put hers on without ripping it, because she is quite buxom.
In more good news, the post office found the rest of my Etsy packages. Now I have two handmade bags. The yellow one is made by bayanhippo, and the red corduroy one is by Chickybags, who is local here in St Louis! I purposely got bags that can fit my laptop and were brightly colored for spring, but the more I look at them, I think they'd be great for knitting. The longer things stay in my house, the more likely they are to get roped into knitting, or get covered in cat hair, or both.