And, of course, knitting the last I-cord tie. The body of the sweater is 11 inches wide, and 6 inches long, up to the base of the sleeves, and the sleeves are 7-8 inches, I believe. My only modification to the pattern itself was knitting it at a larger gauge than the one in Mason Dixon Knitting, and I mostly just breezed right through it. The only place I ran into trouble was on the fronts, when I had to add the navy blue edging to conserve the pink yarn. It took several attempts to come up with a pattern of stripes that would look like I meant for it to be like that all along and would leave me with enough yarn (I hope) for the seaming. The back is just plain pink, but I think it’s still pretty darn cute.
As a special treat for myself, I think I’m going to let myself cast on a new pair of socks for my college reunion this weekend. I’m still not done with my grandmother’s Mothers Day socks, but Gothic Spire is definitely not a pattern for social kntting (ask me how I know!).