(Yikes. Sorry for the bad pun. Guess that's my specialty.) Anyway, the rain subsided just long enough to get a few photos in beautiful Cobble Hill Park.
Here's the arm. As I mentioned before, I misread the cable chart and therefore knit much looonger cables than the pattern called for. But I liked that it looked less busy and opted to keep it this way. It's Forecast -- now with fewer bobbles!
Here's the back.
And for good measure, a semi-smiling shot.
Now for the details. I used about 3 1/2 skeins of Cascade 220 on size 6 Clover circulars. In terms of modifications, I obviously altered the cable pattern a good deal, accidentally or otherwise. I lengthened the lower border by a few inches and, inspired by Winnie, I started the arm ribbing at the elbows.
Most notably, I redid the button band not once, twice but THRICE. The band looked funky with 10 buttons, so I tried knitting it a little wider by adding a few rows. Forget it. It was still far too many buttons. So I switched to just seven buttons, and that did the trick. At least I think so.
Now for something completely different, I bought a new microwave! I know this is dorky, but isn't it adorable?