A day's carpooling afforded enough time to knit up what's left of the first ball of blue, after the swatch, so, since I do not trust that swatch, I blocked the first 4-5 inches of the back. We shall see.
The wool yardage is piling up.
More fiddling with the DDW draft. It's too symmetrical, but it'll do for a first 8-shaft project. Now, can I figure out a way to post it here? ... Well, not an elegant way, but this will do.