Hooray for tubes.
Tubes seem to be just about the only thing that I am able to finish these days. Observe:
Pattern: Plain vanilla socks in a 4x2 rib pattern
Yarn, etc.: Schachenmayr nomotta Regia Silk Color, colorway 0188; Knit Picks double pointed needles (size 1US)
Pattern: Wicked (Worsted Weight Version) by Sarah & Rachel from Zephyr Style
Yarn, etc.: Cascade Yarns 220 Heathers, colorway "Irelande"; Knit Picks circular needles (size 7US)
Mods: No pocket; short sleeves; cast on 4 extra sts under arms and picked up 8 extra sts to enlarge sleeves; knit 2x2 ribbing for waistband instead of seed stitch; used paired increases and decreases for waist shaping
According to my Ravelry project page, I started this sweater in October 2007. Why it took me so long to knit such a simple sweater, I do not know, but I am very glad to have finished it. By the time I hit the waist, I was so over it. I think that a lot of that has to do with the fact that I now only really want to knit with Dream in Color yarns because I love them so much.
Therefore, I have decided to give in to the siren song of the February Lady Sweater, which I will, of course, knit in Classy. SJ, who knitted a gorgeous version of the FLS last summer, was kind enough to let me try hers on for size recently, and I hope to buy the yarn and start my own this week. Here's hoping that I'll be able to make some fast progress on it, even though it's not a tube.
As for Loppem? On the way to the frog pond, I'm afraid.