Last night I steeked some shoulder cap shaping onto the sleeves (I'm getting good at that...very handy with the sewing machine on handknits)... and sewed in one sleeve. It looks perfect and I'm very happy...BUT... I'm not sure with the size and colour of the underarm gussets. I think they just might be a bit big and a teensy bit lighter in value than I would like... Fortunately, due to the nature of gussets, I can complete the entire sweater and then switch them out for smaller ones or remove them entirely if I choose.
It fits me just about perfectly...with just a little bit of room across the tummy. I think it will fit Dad PERFECTLY. I just have to finish this and Mom's by Mother's day...in one month.
Is it too early for a "BEAT THE CLOCK MONTAGE?"
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