The pictures say it all:
I am exceedingly happy with this bad boy (the sweater and the grouchy scientist wearing it). The design is quintessentially Elizabeth Zimmermann as it's simply constructed, stylish and fits like dream. Jared took her common sense formula and turned it into something decidedly modern. The Classic Elite, while slightly 'chalky' (Babs' hilarious adjective) does produce a sturdy, appealing fabric that is tweedy yet not too hairshirt-like. Luckily I had enough in my stash as I never quite got around to the Central Park Hoodie that I had originally purchased it for. CPH's loss was Cobblestone's gain, and I am so happy with the results.
Pattern: The Cobblestone, IK Fall 07
Needles: Addi Turbo, Size 7
Yarn: Classic Elite Skye Tweed, color #1238 'Highland Brown Cow', exactly 13.5 balls
The yoke did seem to go on much longer than anticipated, but such is life when you're making a sweater, right? Patience has never been one of my strong suits. I highly recommend the pattern, especially if you need a project that you can knit in the dark (like while screening movies for your class), at 30,000 feet when turbulence hits and you are knitting on for dear life, or zoning out in front of the tv, something I know precious little about...
We are now officially on Thanksgiving break around this joint, and I will be setting up a Meathead assembly line. I ordered the pattern yesterday from Larissa (thanks Leslie!), and have deemed this my official Christmas knit of 2007™. Everyone will be getting this from me, and I mean everyone!