Hoorah! It took about 6 weeks of sporadic knitting, but I finally made it. My Fern cardigan is finished as last! Woohoo! I ran out of wool before I had finished, and unluckily I had chosen a discontinued colour as it was on sale. I posted on the UKHandknitters Yahoo group asking if anyone had an odd ball, and a lovely lady emailed me to say she had found one by chance in a bargain bin and had bought it for me Bless her! People are so nice sometimes.
I haven't actually blocked properly in this pic, and I had missed a couple of ends that needed weaving in, and I also should get a ribbon to tie across the chest as the pattern is designed to be almost off the shoulder and suggests a ribbon to keep it in place. I need to find a match for it first though, and the right width (which will be difficult - too thin or thick and it might just look silly).
Anyway, I would love to hear some honest opinions on this - it is lovely and cosy because of the yarn (Rowan Kid Classic), but I'm not sure if it flatters me yet. Is it suitable for outdoor wear do you think? Anyway, the pattern is lovely - reasonably simple and you get results quite quickly for something like this. I also like the lack of buttons, so I don't have to spend ages finding the right ones and then sewing them on (although I might get one to wear underneath to keep the bottom flap in place).
http://www.bryonyramsden.co.uk/blog/archives/Fern cardi flat 2.jpg
I need something ultra quick next I think... Those handwarmers from Weekend Knitting I think, seeing as I lost my felted mittens on the train the other day Poo.