My Blank Canvas is about to start looking like a sweater, rather than a collection of pieces. I finished the body and sleeves to the armpits. blank canvas-3I’ve made a few mods to the 34″ size. I knit an extra 1.5 inches before starting the waist decreases. I did one less waist decrease, and began the bust increases around 12″ from the bottom. Then I knit until 16.75″ for the body from the bottom to the underarm.

blank canvas-2For the sleeves, I wanted a more snug fit at the cuff than specified in the pattern, so I cast on 48 and increased every 10 rows until I hit the size specified by the pattern. Then I knit until the sleeves measured 14″, which is a more accurate 3/4 length sleeve for me.

I’m excited to join these together and make this thing look like a real sweater! Of course, I have some looooong rounds coming my way. Luckily, I have some great reading material to plow through with this lovely stockinette work. I just finished Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and LOVED it. I breezed through her Sharp Objects as well. I started a bit of Dark Places (another of hers), but I thought I should take a break from the dark thrillers with a little book called The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, which is about a professor with Aspergers looking for a wife. It’s pretty cute and funny so far.

Happy Wednesday!

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