One last tip. Can you see the page behind the pattern directions with the stripes on it? I am knitting my sweater with Honeydew as my main color, then I have 4 other colors for my stripes. I created a stripe color swatch on my computer. This helped me determine what order I wanted my colors in without having to knit multiple swatches and will serve as a reminder of the order as I knit. Hopefully I won't get the stripes in the wrong order. And no, I've never made that mistake so far :) and I hope not to make it a first time either... fingers crossed. If you are using two colors like the pattern calls for there isn't a need for the color swatch, but who knows, it may come in handy on another project.
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Awesome! I'm excited to see your progress as we go. Please post lots of pictures of your work on our facebook page. I will be checking in with you and blogging my progress every two weeks. I haven't set a goal finish date yet. Any suggestions? By next spring? lol!! Just kidding. We'll come up with something. You may even finish before I do!