Stitchees, it's absolutely gorgeous and looks great on you! Congratulations!
I haven't taken any progress pictures yet, I'll try to get on it this weekend. I've just joined the front and back pieces. I totally overestimated how much I had to increase so I ended up having to take out a few rows when I realized my sleeves were too big. Anyway, I have two questions, if you all don't mind helping me out just a little bit more.
1. I'm looking at where the sleeves stitches are and where they meet the body and it seems like there's going to be a big hole there in the underarm when I knit the sleeves. What's up with that? Have I made a mistake or is this just something I don't know about since it's my first sweater?
2. For those of you who added body shaping, how did you do that? I don't expect a full pattern or anything! I was just hoping someone might have some basic guidelines to point me in the right direction. I figure I'll have to decrease/increase and whatnot, but do I do it as I try it on like the sleeve increases, or there something more specific I can start with? I don't want to get too much further until I have an idea of what I should do next.
I'm sorry to be so needy but I'm just trying to figure this sweater business out as I go along. Thanks so much for all your help, you guys are the best!