I've joined my Amanda sweater and am making my way through the raglan decreases. All 5 pieces together makes for very long rows. I can see the end in sight, but realize I still have button bands and a neck band to go too... I'm going to love it (already love the finished ones over at www.fringeassociation.com) but am also itching to start something new.
(Photo from Ravelry)
I'm using Diamond Luxury Collection Stellabella in black, blue, and taupe:
I've started a swatch. I usually use the sleeve as a swatch, so I can feel like I'm started. I know all of the virtues of swatching, but also find it counter-intuitive to spend time knitting something that won't be part of the finished garment. That said, I swatched for this mostly to give myself a break from the never-ending Amanda! Here it is in progress, ready to be finished, measured, and then frogged. I don't keep my swatches once I've started my project as I usually need the yarn.