I'll blame it on the (freezing) rain.
It's definitely warm and snuggly...
I tried to delude myself that the color discrepancies were the result of a combination of lighting and white balance. But...
At least this one fits! Though, I will definitely have to modify the sleeves more than I expected--the armholes are almost droopingly too big.
Here you can see the decreases along the "seam" as well as my ill-concealed bust shaping. One side ALWAYS comes out better than the other, damn it! Is it TMI if I tell you this shot would have been greatly improved had I taken the time to put on a bra? Well then.
Here's a clear shot of what Mike's calling the muted Charlie Brown stripe. He said it LOOKS like it's supposed to be that way, but of course, he's not a knitter and he wants to have a sex romp. I say, "How can anyone have a sex romp knowing that they've knit a sweater using kettle-dyed yarn and NOT alternating balls?" He said the mere mention of balls was sex romp-ish enough for him.
Those last few shots were from this morning. I have to say, of all the sweaters I've knit (and unknit), this one is by far the most comfortable. My only complaint about the Malabrigo (and no, it's not subtle color differences--that's kinda growing on me) is that the yarn sheds a lot. It's not so much pilling as there're just bits of fluff that work their way out of the ply. Maybe that's because it's single-ply, maybe that's because the wool is particularly cloud nine amazingly soft, or maybe that's because I frogged it (and didn't rinse, thwack, and dry).
For a few other shots, check out this link.