Sweater #4: still just 6 balls of wool, but looking hopeful

I dropped by the post office yesterday to pick up Sweater #4. Although in my head this baby’s already finished and ready to wear, the reality’s a bit different.

Yeah. So I have a bit of work to do yet.

The yarn is  CotLin in Surf, from KnitPicks. I loved the colour, the cotton/linen blend will be just right for summer, and at $2.99/ball, the price was right. (I’m saving up to buy a Palette from Tanis Fiber Arts for a colourful KAL she’s planning. And if I win the Heart & Stroke Lottery, I’m buying one of each!)

Um, where was I?

Right. Sweater #4.

I’m going to make the Gemini t-shirt by Jane Richmond, featured in the spring issue of Knitty. So cute! Reversible! And – importantly – short sleeved!

I started swatching last night while I caught up on my various guilty-pleasure TV shows. You know: Bones, Castle. That sort of thing. Though I should have saved the plain-vanilla knitting for  Sherlock, which is far too absorbing (and scary!!) to watch while tackling raglan increases for a top-down cardigan in sock yarn on 2.75 mm needles, I learned this weekend.

Sorry, distracted again.

Anyhoodle. I’m joining the Tops, Tanks and Tees KAL over at luvinthemommyhood – I’m a week late to the party but hopefully I’ll be able to catch up. Today there’s a great post about understanding fit, so if you’re like me and sometimes your brain starts to hurt when you’re trying to discern the difference between body measurements and finished measurements (and what’s this business about ease?!) be sure to check it out. Helpful to the max!

I’m almost finished my swatch – couple more rows and then a wash and dry and we’ll see how I did. Right now it’s coming in a bit tight – looks like about 24 sts and 30 rows to 4 inches on 4 mm needles, rather than the specified 22/28. But only time will tell!

So anyway, what are you making these days? And failing that, what are you watching? Sherlock‘s only got a few episodes per season, so I’m looking for recommendations!