I can’t believe I first started this sweater in the summer of 2006. (I think. It seems so long ago, filled with so many repressed memories of mohair and YOs, that I don’t rightly recall the date of my first attempt.) I do, however, feel a certain sense of pride that I’ve not only stuck with it, but am actually able to knit it — two years later — without too much trouble. Once I got the pattern down, made all of the fussy increase/decrease notes, etc., it is quite a quick knit. Using US11 US10.5 circs to get gauge helps.
See how furry this stuff is? Even though it’s hot and muggy here (so gross), I’m remaining faithful to the mohair. This is an epic battle; I will not be defeated by sheep products.