We managed to lose our bag of knitting needles and stitch holders, so I was lazy and left the front half of the sweater on the circular needle while I knitted the back on straight needles. They're probably in the game room but the game room is such a disaster that I can't face looking for them until I do a major clean-out. I'll spend my weekly Hobby Lobby and Michael's coupons on stitch holders, it seems.
I've shaped the back and am just adding height until I start binding off to shape the shoulders. This puts me firmly into I Have No Idea What I'm Doing territory; I'm really just blindly following directions and going on faith that it will turn out, because Bernat said it would. Right.