I completed a milestone in my knitting life last night. I finished that chart. I should mention that this is only one page of it. There are two pages in all and you have to knit both pages twice for a single row of this in-the-round pullover. I should also mention this has been a WIP on my Ravelry page since August 11, 2009.
Although I am far from done, it was nice to be able knit with something other than black or white. The shoulders are wild technicolor bands.
While the shoulder pattern is simple, the technique is not. You have to knit back and forth in order to shape the neck. Purling in fair isle is not my idea of a good time but so far it hasn't been as difficult as I had a thought. This section should be done pretty quickly and then it is on to two heavily patterned sleeves. When I started this project my goal was to have it done by my next trip to Rhinebeck but it's more likely I will have it done by Sochi. Russia, that is. You know, the Winter Olympics in 2014? It's not like I am going to be there but to get something like this done, you have to have a goal.