I've made quite a bit of progress on Fractured.
I thought I had about 10 more rows of body to do before I do a ribbed edging, but it looks like I'm done-done with the body.
But now, looking at these photos, I think I waited WAY too long to start the hip increases. I can see that my waist is about 2 diamonds up from the edge. That's where the slow curve out to my hips starts. I didn't start increasing until the start of the last diamond.
See what I'm talking about? The triangles are the increases. The dotted line is my waist.
Even more troubling is that this sweater isn't blocked at all, so it could grow even more. Wait ... maybe that could make everything A-OK.
Oh, and another thing I'm forgetting - once I add the arms, the whole thing might get pulled up higher. Arm holes on a top-down raglan sweater can stretch out a lot before they have a sleeve attached.
Whew! OK. I'm not going to make any rash frogging or bottom edge decisions. I think the next step is to add the arms and then reevaluate the fit.
My goal is to finish this sweater in June so I can wear it during the chilly San Francisco summer. It would have come in handy this week, for sure! Don't let our highs of 70 F fool you. It might be 70 F for about 5 minutes in the afternoon. The rest of the day downtown is dreary, damp, foggy, blustery, and bone-chilling.
I doubt I'll have it done in time for our mini roadtrip to Devil's Postpile
this summer to see columnar basalt, which was the inspiration for the name of this sweater. I'm looking forward to seeing such a spectacular natural formation! I guess I won't need the sweater there, though, since it's normal summer temps once you get out of the city.