Progress has been made on 28thirty sweater for Joy #1's sweet 16. It's like I'm talking in code. Anyway, the body is done and I've moved on to the sleeves. It is a testament that my children really have no interest in any knitting I do because I've been knitting on this thing in front of Joy #1 and she hasn't even asked what I'm making. No comment at all. They do the standard ohh and ahh when I finish something but other than that nada. So it's been really easy to make this for her birthday right in front of her. I had the neighbor girl try on the sweater once I was past the arm holes to make sure the fit would be right. She didn't even ask me any questions. I guess everyone in a 1 block radius of my home is desensitized to my knitting. This is why I blog and participate in the local and online knitting community. People who I can share my craft with without force. :)
A thought hit me the other day...I am strong enough to hold back this sweater for her birthday? Will I cave when the weather turns cold or she wants to go shopping for winter clothes? Right now I would totally cave so I'm going to have to make it and wrap it. And then pray for strength.
When it is done I think I'll have my niece model it so I can show you the final product before December. No reason you all should have to wait!