It's 99% done. I can hardly believe this. The desire to skip the blocking end of business was overwhelming, but like a good little knitter, I didn't. I think being lazy yesterday and just knitting away with the new skein of a different dye lot tempted fate enough. I wasn't going to skimp on the blocking end of this. I can barely tell the difference with the new yarn and for that, I'm grateful. Incidentally, all that remains of the original yarn, is scraps. Good for the bird nest bag but not much more worth than that.
A big thank you goes out to my husband and Miss376 who seemed to think I was knitting pants. Ha. Do they look more like sleeves now? I think they may look like pink chaps. Just wait until they're seamed. I'm sure they'll look more like sleeves then. Maybe by tonight, they'll be dry for seaming and I can attach them to the sweater (which was finished and blocked last June).
Have I told you how much I love this yarn? It's Yardley by Bristol Yarn Gallery (Plymouth Yarns) 76% Alpaca, 19 % silk, 5 % nylon, 100% mine. I should be good and cozy this winter.