I did it! I've finished my Shetland cardigan. All it needs is closures.
I have a few ideas. One is to use a shawl pin, which I plan to do today because I am wearing this baby to work. The others are to put in some buttons, or some i-cord ties, or maybe just one satin ribbon tie. Any other ideas?
I'll post some modeled shots as soon as there is light and someone to hold the camera.
I liked reading about what yarns you guys would have chosen. My pick for Jim was the Blackwater Abbey yarn, perhaps to make Halcyon Aran. But instead, he picked the Patons SWS. I guess he likes the wool-blends. Now I have to figure out a pattern that suits the yarn and my man. I'm thinking a ribbed raglan design.
But for the next couple weeks, look to see some small projects from me. I need a knit break!
ETA: I went out in the -7 degree weather to take some better pictures because this sweater deserves it! Here's the fit:
And a close up of the texture again:
And then tonight ant the Knitting Club meeting, Lynn knit me some i-cords and I've attached them for closures. I like the simpleness of it.