Here's the beginning of the front, a semicircle.
The back and front pieces are similar, but the back is bigger. Here's the back with the left side complete. I think this is one of the reasons the pattern was labeled "experienced"--it described in detail the steps necessary to complete the right side, then said, "fasten off and do the same thing to the left side, but in reverse." It was a confusing and a bit improvisational.
Here's the complete front piece. Hard to tell where it's going from here, isn't it? I thought so too.
Here's the left sleeve.
...and the right. After the front, back, and sleeves were complete, the pieces were sewn together and I edged around the neckline, hem, and sleeves, which resulted in...
This. I was pretty happy with it. It certainly has that freshly handcrafted folksy crochet feel (as most crocheted garments do), but I figured I could edge it out a little bit. I guess you could say that's what my tattoos are for. Here's the back:
I bet you're wondering what it looks like on.
Not bad, right?
I really wish I had read the instructions right and made it out of the proper weight yarn, because it's rather bulky. A bit more suited for fall, I think. Unless by "Lazy Daze of Summer" they mean "Passing Out because You're Essentially Wearing an Afghan Around Your Top Half in the 90 Degree Heat."
I had a lot of fun on this project. I still hate puns, though. They're sew irritating.
I promise I won't wait as long to post again--thanks for hanging in there! And as always, thanks for stopping by.
Also, to give credit where credit is due, today's pattern can be found here.