Here's the lovely Butterfly. Nice eh? Notice my fingers poking out the sleeves? They're still a bit long, but I couldn't rip any more out or I would lose increases and would have to change the sleeve cap. In the end, I ripped back to one row after the last sleeve increase and took out two rows in the sleeve cap. Beware of these sleeves if you attempt this sweater.
Like Claudia I used a frog closure instead of the hook and eye and I'm really happy with it. There's a close up here if you would like to see it. I picked something unshiny and simple (which is hard for these fasteners) because I didn't want to detract from the collar (though with the size of this thing it would be difficult).
I love the collar--here it is from the back.
And here's an outside shot to show off the colours better. (Here's the part where we get to my hair. I decided not to cut my head off in this picture so I have a visual reminder of what I was whining about if I ever read my archives.)
I hate my haircut. I was actually disappointed when I left the salon, but figured I was just getting used to the short hair. I go to the Aveda Hair School and this is the first bad cut I've received. But now, two weeks later, after much goop and styling tricks and denial, I realize: I hate my hair. It makes me look old. I think my student-stylist did a poor job--there are technical issues and it doesn't suit me. And it's a bit late to go back (they have a policy on this--I asked). And there's probably not much that can be fixed that won't involve this turning into a really really short hair cut.
It's not the sassy short cuts I've worn most of my life (the hair you've seen me with is the longest it's been since I was about 12). So it's not a short-hair phobia thing. It's a "I traded in a sophisticated graduated bob for an old lady cut" thing. I want the bob back. It could happen in less than six months I suppose. This is all made worse by the fact that I've been housebound with a sick kid (and now two sick kids and a sick husband) and I don't have work or more important thing to fixate on. It feels a bit better just saying it.
And I have a fab new sweater and a opening in my WIPs!