This one was a long time in coming. It took a big push to do the seaming and steam-blocking, but it's finally done! My Double graciously modeled it--it's hard to keep the shawl collar looking so pristine, whilst trying to use the self-timer and such.
The pattern is Farmer's Market Cardigan by Connie Chang Chinchio, from the Fall 2009 issue of Interweave Knits. This is the first "big" pattern I've made from IK, and at least I feel my subscription has been justified. I've never made a tunic-length garment before, and it'll be the last. As much as I love the pockets (!), and the ribbed edge along them that turns to become the shawl collar (!!), this length is terrible for people my height. Too bad the whole tunic look is so popular these days (see every other pattern in that issue).
The yarn called for in the pattern in Lorna's Laces worsted, but since that wasn't available at the LYS, I got Cascade 220 Tweed. In the end, it was the yarn that slowed me down, not the ribbing and seaming. IMHO I did a pretty bang-up job with the ribbing and seaming, for once. But the yarn, and the fabric it made...I heart tweed fabric and thus think all tweed yarns will turn out just as loveable. Not so! Some tweed yarns unfortunately knit up to what looks like regular yarn, with confetti clown barf sprayed on top. The same thing happened with my purple tweed socks. Next time, must remember, only one color of nubbly bits allowed!