Time for a distinctly sub-par photograph of the WIP.
I took this in my vintage 1970s harvest gold bathroom with inadequate light at 11 pm last night and without flash; thus, the delightful greenish cast to my skin. The color of the knitting is fairly accurate, however, and that's what we care about, right? Right.
I am at the underarm, where the pattern has the knitter put the sleeve stitches on waste yarn, cast on an inch or two of additional stitches where the sleeve stitches used to be, stop knitting in the round, and commence knitting back and forth on one side, double decreasing up the side "seam" and wrap-and-turning at the end of each row so the knitting will gradually fill in the roughly triangular open area at each side. So far, it seems to fit, more or less. The real test will come in another 6" or so, when it will have encompassed the boobage. Mine is rather ample, but I am vertically challenged in the shoulder to waist area, so proper fit is often elusive.
In spite of my short-waistedness, I think I want this to be longer than the pattern would have me make it. If it reaches only to my waist, there is a strong possibility that the proportions would be...
so wrong as to frighten small children and dogs ugly as sin unattractive unflattering.
Note: yes, that is a small sliver of bra peeking out at the lower left of the photo. Maybe this will make my blog less elementary school.