I did finish up the seaming/weaving in ends last night at SnB. Theresa was kind enought to get a picture of me modeling it:
Here's the obligatory "deck photo":
(click to get a larger view)
Pattern: Rose Leaf Pullover (that's not an official name)
Pattern source: Paton's leaflet Great Inspirations
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Provincial Rose
Needles: size 4 (3.5 mm) and 6 (4.0 mm)
Problems with the pattern: none that I found
Changes to the pattern: Well, apart from my usual yarn change (the pattern was designed using Paton's Paridiso Cotton... not a fun yarn to knit with), I reversed one of the lace/moss stitch patterns so they mirrored.
Overall Impressions/Notes: This was a great project. I had started this pattern back at my heaviest with the Paton's Paridiso yarn. It was a nightmare to knit with. It was taking me forever. As I lost weight, I realized that a: that it wasn't going to fit any longer and b: I knew I would never finish it as I hated knitting with the yarn. The Cotton Fleece worked out beautifully. Much nicer to knit with and I just love the color (I have yet to get a good photograph of the color- I had to do some manipulation this morning to even get close!) I see this getting a lot of wear: a nice weight sweater, not too warm, not too cool. A good "between seasons" pullover in a nice bright cheery color.
So that's done, now what? Well, the Deco Ribbon vest isn't working out. It's stiff and too small. I think I'll restart it on a larger needle, as I do like the pattern a lot. I have a couple of things started that I want to move into the "priority" project, but I'll have to see what strikes my fancy... I'll keep ya posted!