DAD, if you happen to read this blog ever - stop now!
okay, that's the warning. i've been MIA working on this sweater and, at the same time, my mom's christmas sweater, which is also almost done - i'm on sleeve two as we speak. anyway, back to the sweater in question. i kind of love it... but i hope it fits him. like, i REALLY REALLY hope it fits him. the neckhole is a little tight... we'll see, i guess. i just have no idea, and probably won't until he tries it on christmas morning. so it goes.
he's tall, thus the length in the body and arms.
i really love this design. it's the elizabeth zimmerman "pattern" for the seamless saddle shoulder pullover, which basically is a recipe for a sweater. you enter all the measurements, gauge, etc., and voila! you have a sweater that (hopefully) fits! i'm definitely planning on stepping it up and making the seamless hybrid for myself one of these days. or a nice yoke sweater with some fancy neck decorations - like little birds. or geometric shapes in a riot of colors. although i could probably use a plain old sweater more than i could a crazy ski sweater, well, knowing me, i'll make the ridiculous ski sweater first.