And would you believe that last little bit of yarn was the end of my third ball?! I didn't even have to break into the fourth skein, not even a little. As I worked on the sleeve I kept rolling over in my head things like, "when will this ball run out?" or "I can't believe that I just might squeak this one out!" And at the end of my final row, I came to the end of the skein.
I'm not terribly superstitious, but I am enough to wonder what it might mean when two ends come together in such a perfect way.
The sweater fits beautifully, but I have yet to find buttons, weave in the ends, and decide whether I want to block it. I might give it a whirl to even out some stitches and give the whole sweater a more polished look, but I sure don't want to lose any of the fit. It's a great pattern, a lovely sweater and I'm so happy the result.
And not more than 30 minutes after binding off that last sleeve my daughter snapped the photo below of me working on my 'strawberry and pineapple' socks. Not sure if these are destined for me, or as a gift, but they are fun to work up. Interestingly, it is one of a few rare photos of me actually knitting. There's plenty of my work product and process, but not too many action shots (smile).
More photos of the finished sweater to come...after the last details are sewn up and placed.