Think of a soft subtle mix, and if it ain't broke then don't try to fix it.
Summa summa summa time.
I've explained before my "out of sight out of mind" syndrome - if I don't see it I forget I have it. It's kind of silly to realize that I've had this knit sitting right under my nose for so long. Well, as they say, better late than never! I must admit that one of the many things I love about my summer is the time it gives me to knit. There is no way I would have considered knitting a sweater on US2s if I didn't have a ton of time to devote to it.
I kept to the pattern except I didn't go down in needle size for the bottom ribbing and the neck edging. I also had a problem with the cap sleeves. I knitted the first sleeve as per the instructions and it was about an inch shorter than the sleeve cap. I casted on for the second and made the adjustements so in the end I lengthened the straight rows about an inch and a half. I was also a hair under gauge but I went with my knit instincts that told me that this yarn was going to give, and it has.
I cannot be more stoked about how this top worked out! I felt guilty about putting down some other knitting to devote to this and I actually worked on this So much that I got a cramp in my left hand from knitting on the size 2s! I would not be deterred though so I did physical therapy by knitting those scarves.
So now that that's done I guess I should get to cleaning up my apartment ;-)