the top photo is of the front, and the second is the back. i prefer the lace part across the back.
it fits really well ... i ♥ love ♥ hempathy! i wish i had more in my stash ... actually, i do ... but in a rather bland/neutral colorway. if i felt frivolous ... i'd order some from webs. it's a lot of "bang for your buck" --- the perfect summer knitting yarn =)
this pattern is gemini (from knitty.com). it is my first top down sweater. the process was "okay", but i think what i enjoyed the most was that it was easy to try on as i went, and i had minimal finishing.
my other "new things" are from mail order. i swear, it's easy to spend money so fast from a chair & desk.
the first is this ...
from amazon, i ordered 2 books for $10 each, and a set of interchangeable tunisian crochet hooks made by knitters pride. the price was right, and the shipping was free, and (for now) ... no tax!
and the other goodies ...
some goodies from knitpicks. i got a sock book, some back issues of interweave knits and knitscene magazines, a set of 24" cables, and two balls of their new crochet thread, curio.
i have plans for the hooks, and plans for the thread, and i wish there were more hours in the day!