I finished my first crocheted sweater!
It's made with Elsebeth Lavold's Silky Wool, which has a nice tweedy raw-silk texture. The pattern is Spirals, by Doris Chan. It was a shockingly easy project and I'm really pleased with the fit. The pattern calls for a larger than usual hook, and the loose gauge makes the fabric extra elastic and drapey. I added some waist shaping to make the fit more feminine, but I think it would look cute with straight sides, especially if you keep the sleeves T-shirt length.
For some reason, my dad was especially taken with this sweater. He really liked how the spirals wind across the shirt in an unbroken line.
Because it's crochet, it only took two weeks to make (and I only worked on it every couple of days). I'm eagerly awaiting fall and sweater weather so I can wear it out in the world!