Sorry for the unintended blog break - I got bored with the posting of sleeves and such, and then life kind of got in the way of blogging. I have been knitting, though, and I did finish Gatsby Girl. Pattern: Gatsby Girl from Interweave Knits Fall 2006 Yarn: Rowan Cashsoft DK in Opulence (521), 8.5 skeins Modifications: None besides the length added in the body and sleeves that I add to almost every sweater. Needles: US 5 Addi Turbos Date Started: September 20, 2006 Date Completed: December 22, 2006 Time: 17.25 hours for the back, 14.25 hours for the front, 5.5 hours for the first sleeve, 4.75 hours for the second sleeve, 7 hours for finishing (total 48.75) This took me a little longer to finish as I seamed the shoulders and completed all of the neck finishing (including the crochet) before I tried it on. Big mistake. I had to rip all of the finishing out and then take an inch off of the upper body. What could have been a quick fix (had I just tried it on the second I seamed the shoulders) ended up being a bit painful. I really do know better - I just got too lazy to get up. Oh well . :) I'm very pleased with the finished product.