past the blast yoke
peek! say hello to my arms! as you can see, the yoke seems to be fitting quite well around my neck. i think/hope the cardigan will button up fine along the front with the picked-up band; right now the tips of my (24"? 29"?) needles are buried under my arms, so there's still fabric that's bunched around the circular cord.
after i took this picture (yay for self-timer), i inspected it and thought, 'hey, that looks a little funny.' turns out i was modeling it inside out!
ahh, there we go. much better.
such are the wonders of garter stitch.
update: i fixed the levels on the photos. should be a little more clear.