Quick entry because it's almost dinnertime* and I gotta go yank out the raclette grill. I have lots of progress on my son's preppy sweater to report! I'm back from the frog pond and reknit the neck, working decreases that slant against the edge. I also knit one sleeve, and am now working the last rows of the second sleeve (look here
for progress pictures). The sleeves went really quickly - I knit one in a single evening. Metal addi's and Balzane ribbon yarn make me want to head on over to the Alps and just yodel.
Someone asked me how I join new yarn. I always join new yarn at the beginning or end of rows, and usually leave a tail if I'm planning on using the main yarn to seam the garment. Instead of weaving in all ends, I'll use a few of them to seam. When I join new yarn, I knit the first stitch using BOTH the old yarn and the new yarn. Then, when I get to that stitch on the next row, I'll knit them together. It may sound bizarre to those who prefer granny knots but it's always been easier and more secure for me to do it this way.