In spite of the fact that I have 40 pages of writing due in 3 weeks (or perhaps because of it), I have produced this sweater. It won't win any oohs and ahhs from the knitting elite, but it won me over because it's exactly what I wanted.
I wanted something warm to wear under my coat this winter that won't produce a ton of bulk. It had to go with everything (in this case, all the long-sleeved cotton t-shirts I get from Target), with no collar so that I could tie a scarf around my neck without any fuss. It had to be long to keep my belly warm when the wind whips up under my coat.
And of course, it had to be easy, mindless knitting so that I could think about school at the same time (see, I'm trying).
I made it with Plymouth Earth Homestead yarn. I can't say enough about this yarn. 100% natural wool and color, 190 yards and $6 a skein. It cost me $36 to make this sweater. And for a natural wool, this is very soft and drapes beautifully. I think Plymouth is one of the most underrated yarn companies out there; I never have any issues with knots, tangled skeins, or wear.
So now I'm off to finishing Christmas presents (to be shown at a later date for obvious reasons) and my school work.
Oh. And that's not a spot on the sweater. Its on my lens. I'm messy.