You can finish a summer sweater project much faster if you don't read 5 books at the same time.
I am a fickle, fickle creature. I had already started another warm weather project which I dropped like a hot potato when my elann order came in. I picked up the Baby Silk (baby alpaca and silk) and had to start knitting with it right away. It was so soft and fine and I am weak for soft and fine. The yarn was also a bit slippery and when it came time to do the sleeves on dpns, I dropped a lot of stitches. Thank goodness for the forgiving black yarn.
I have been checking Ravelry before I start a project these days to see what other's have experienced with the pattern in question. This is both an advantage and a disadvantage because while I do find issues to look out for, I also worry (usually needlessly) when other knitter's have serious fitting problems or unsatisfying outcomes. I read my share of both here but I encountered nothing but good knitting. It pattern was a doddle, it fits well and it's oh so soft. Have I mentioned about the soft?
The pattern is found here.
Did I say I was weak for soft and fine?
Hmm. The original Kitty Cafe is open for business in our new location.
They've found me.