Wow! I am overwhelmed by all the kind words, you guys are terrific! I loved making this sweater and hearing from all of you is so encouraging and inspiring, I'm almost speechless, thanks so much. There were a few questions, and I'll answer them here (I can't email back directly from Blogger, but always feel free to leave a contact, if you wish).
I had a question about the granite relief stitch. It is basically a double-size garter stitch that you make over four rows. It has a very slight eyelet effect after blocking, a neat stitch. And the sleeves were knit flat, I found the striping easier that way :)
A very small FO makes it's appearance today: The Daiquiri Sock, finished at last. This is for The Green Sock knitalong, Socktopia March and SAM3.
I wouldn't have thought of myself as particularly lucky, but just recently, I was the 1000th comment over at Zarzuela Knits and Crochets, and she sent me a prize - two skeins of Cascade Fixation :) Jessica is also the host of the Happy Along - this made me really happy! And I won a contest over at Mama E's, she had a vote on the favourite picture of FO's done in CyberFiber, and I won a custom skein, named for me :)!
In other news... Just two more sleeps until Sock Madness starts! Have you got your needles oiled and your yarn wound? I am really excited to see what the competitors will be knitting in the first round.
And for Scout's meme, One