The pattern is from the fall 2010 Knit Simple (which has to be my fave knitting magazine because a: the patterns are wearable and b:they are nice and easy and don't take months and months....and months).
I've made one major change tho (apart from buying size 4 yarn when pattern calls for 5 opps hope that turns out). I hate piece knitting, so I threw it on to round needles.
Here's what it should eventually look like:
~Update! Since I tried and failed to get this post up last night, I've made some progress today, my sweater is officially 7 stripes long now.
Well I'm off to forgo the arts for a while and hit up some science, I have a figure to get together tonight to go into what will hopefully be my first published paper this fall, cheers!