I love it. It's squooshy and soft and fits me perfectly.
It's tough to see all the cool texture and colours inside. But it snowed so much this weekend I can't open my balcony door to pop outside (and it's a wee bit chilly for a photo shoot!)
When it comes to the collar, turns out third time's a charm. I decided to go with a 2X2 rib. Using a 6mm needle (down from the 9mm I used for the body) I picked up 44 stitches (which was what seemed right) and worked decreases similar to Banff. I kept trying it on because I was a tad worried I wouldn't be able to get it over my head. It's a tight squeeze (and a hair ruiner) but I love how it looks on. I'm nicely sealed against the cold (which would have been perfect for all the tobagganing we did this weekend) and it stands up perfectly.
The only real snag was the stitching up. Tagliatelli is stretchy. I pulled too tightly a few times and when I went to put it on, I snapped the yarn at the armhole. That was scary, but easily repaired.
I love the yarn so much I want more (mmmm Summer Berries), but I'm not sure what I would do with it. I think the texture and colour looks best with a plain shape...maybe a retro-prep-styled cardi?
Actually, that's my next project--retro-prep in lavendar Rowanspun DK. I want to start ZigZag, but I really need a cardigan in my wardrobe. And I have Colourwork Classic on the needles and I like to keep my challenging projects to one at a time.
Off to get some tea and snuggle on the couch with my new sweater and some reading I need to catch up on.