Check out the sparrows roosting in the tree top; they certainly seem to be enjoying the fine winter sunshine.
Now that I'm back home, I'm about to double check my calculations for a pattern to be published in the spring. It's a top-down raglan, and I'm wrestling with one of the drawbacks to this form of design. The problem is that as the sizes get bigger and bigger, if no adjustments are made, the raglan depth eventually becomes out of proportion (way too big) for the wearer. I like the diagonal line of the raglan to be no longer than 11 1/2 inches for the largest woman's size I'm making (and it's pretty large), especially given the current fashion preference for closer-fitting silhouettes. One way to achieve this is to cast on stitches at the underarms when the raglan is at the desired depth in order to reach the appropriate body width. However, it's best not to cast on too many inches of stitches there. I know Deb Gemmell of Cabin Fever is working on a book all about solving this problem. Can't wait to read it.