I finished the neckband and wove in the few remaining loose ends this morning, watching the sunrise. Since you've seen sunrise photos before, I won't bore you. But here's the purple pullover in all its glory! I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. The body is too small right now, but if all goes according to plan I should be able to wear it quite comfortably this fall. In fact, I may need to shorten the sleeves a bit.
I had to do the neckband twice, as I almost always do. You'd think I'd learn: I always pick up too few stitches to start with, and then can't get the sweater over my head. The second try was perfect.
This sweater started with a free pattern at Elann, but I changed it from a turtleneck to a V-neck and added sleeves. I was going to change the direction of the diagonal lines, but ended up doing them the way they were originally charted, and I think it looks great. I'd originally thought the lines would make me look even more hippy than I already am. Surprisingly, they don't. I'll take a final photo being worn when I don't look quite so stuffed into it – maybe in about 20 more pounds.
My new favorite running song is "Run Like Hell" from Pink Floyd's The Wall. I can really hit my stride when that one comes up on the Shuffle. Do you suppose Apple will make an iPod with a built-in lanyard like the Shuffle, or did they do that on purpose so you'd want one for hands-free listening [i.e., an exercise player] and one for docking and/or commuting? I do love not having to hold anything when I run.
Speaking of which, it's about time to hit the road. It's a gorgeous, gorgeous day; this whole week is supposed to be more of the same. Springtime in the Middle of Nowhere is beautiful beyond belief.
Update: Be sure to read Laurie's traffic report!