So what did I say the other day? I was thinking I'd get my Tweedy Cardigan seamed up and finished this weekend. Hmmmm, not quite... I vastly underestimated the time the collar would take me. The picture shows it as it was for most of the weekend, shoulders seamed and ready to pick up stitches for the collar. It took three or four tries before I finally got some forward momentum, but I'm finally about halfway done with it. I have to say that I'm really not enjoying the "fancy rib" that makes the collar, and so much of the trim on this sweater, and if it weren't for Ei's picture of the finished sweater, it might have been enough to make me put this one down long ago. It involves some unnatural contortions of the needles and yarn, and the combination of aran weight yarn and US 4's makes my hands ache! I'm so close though!
In contrast, the Barclay scarf has been such a pleasure to knit... such a simple stitch, but it's so much fun to see the pattern emerging. Here's a
close-up of the stitch pattern, and you can see what a nice edging is formed as the yarns are carried up the side. I've actually finished this now, and it had a little Eucalan bath yesterday to soften the wool. It's proper debut should come soon, and now I'm working out how to make a matching hat.