Pattern: Follow the Leader Aran by Janet Szabo
Yarn: Elann's Peruvian Highland Wool
Color: Antique Rose
Needles: US #5
Gauge: 22 stitches/4 inches in Moss Stitch
I've started FLAK Part 7, The Body.
After deciding to knit the body in the round, I picked up stitches all the way around on a 40 inch Addi Turbo needle, and started knitting. And knitting, and knitting, and knitting.
The heavily cabled body is slow going, but not boring and certainly rewarding. I have almost four inches completed from the underarm down. I don't want to know how many hours of knitting that represents. Some things are better left a mystery.
Only eight more inches of cables and two inches of ribbing to go for the body.
Knitting a stitch pattern in the round always leaves a jog where the pattern doesn't line up quite right.
I've solved that problem by putting a one purl faux seam under each arm. I like the way this looks plus it takes care of the jog in the stitch pattern.