Drops circle jacket

Having finally decided on the particulars of the design for my 2010 state fair afghan (961 2.5″ squares) and mapped out a schedule for completion (make 31 squares a day every day of August, and then begin assembling them on the first of September), I decided that the best way to spend the last four days of July was to start a brand new project.

I settled on this sweater:

Drops circle jacket

I found an example of the sweater while I was looking at completed projects at ravelry the other day; to my mind, it looked like the embodiment of fun. The pattern for the circle jacket is a free pattern available from Drops Design. The directions are accurate and easy to follows and the pattern itself works up reasonably quickly.

And, if like me, you are unable to bring yourself to crochet in just one color, the design also lends itself to changing colors every now and then.

This is what I have been able to get done so far:

psychedelic crochet circle jacket
My rendition of the Drops circle jacket

After I finish the last of round of green, I will have nine more rounds of the circle and two sleeves to complete.

With any luck and a lot of work, I will get it done by Saturday night.