this is the last we'll see of the malabrigo striped sweater. i may try to knit him up again, but i am really not happy with my very very poor carrying technique. who would have thunk that carrying yarn in a knit-in-the-round piece was that much different than in a straight piece? and here i thought i was an expert after so successfully carrying on skerf's.
see where the stitch marker is? if you follow that up to the neck you can see the not only obvious bad carrying technique but the crooked "i can't carry straight up". what an embarassment! i guess the only thing straight up around here is my martini. so...i am going to frog the whole thing and i may attempt this sweater again, but perhaps knit in a different technique, like say, from the bottom up? or maybe in pieces and then seamed together? who knows what 2008 will bring...