My Caitlin pullover is finally finished. I just checked on Raverly to see when I started it and it was on November 2nd, 2010! What took me so long? No idea. It's an easy pattern, the color-work is not really all that demanding, minimal shaping (I did convert this to be knit in the round, rather than having to sew everything up later). So the reason for working on one sweater for almost 6 months? I'm gonna go with general laziness and lack of motivation.
But I think all that time spent was worth it, because I love the finished sweater. Mostly the colors, pretty much the same as in the pattern (the colors are the reason I chose the pattern in the first place).
I'm not too crazy about the height of the collar, it does tend to ride up my neck if I raise my hands or something, and then I get the feeling it's trying to choke me. Even though it's relatively loose. This is why I never wear turtlenecks either. You're probably laughing now, but the feeling your clothes is trying to end you is no laughing matter.
But still, high collar just comes with yoke sweaters. Did I mention I like the pretty colors on the yoke?
I'm really satisfied with the fit too, even tough it grew a bit in the wash, it's not too long or too loose.
All in all, super happy with the FO and just in time for summer too ;-) I'm kidding, it's actually still pretty cold here, but not the kind of cold that requires a woolen sweater. So off to the closet it goes, where it will wait another six months for me to wear it.
Needles: 3,5 mm, done in the round
Yarn: GGH Wollywash
Time it took: 6 months on and off knitting (3 hours just to weave all the ends in)