Wow, I didn't realize it's been so long. I started a new job this past Mon. It's going good so far but I'm still in training and will be for another month.
I was checking out Elann a couple of weeks ago and just fell in love with this little sweater (free pattern).
I decided to make it for my niece and ordered the suggested yarn in Strawberry and I cast on last weekend. While I love, love, love the sweater, I hate, hate, hate the instructions. I made the poncho by the same designer a couple of years ago and had challenges then and nothing has changed. I got it on when to incorporate extra stitches into the lace pattern but it was difficult to figure out what to do on the sleeves and there were no suggestions in the directions. I had to frog most of one sleeve and stop to figure it out. I am not a new knitter, I don't consider myself an expert by any means but It's very frustrating to have to try to decipher the pattern. Anyway, here's my progress so far: