I finished the knitting more than a week ago (here it is in it's unblocked state), and finally got to the blocking this weekend:
Isn't it lovely? I say that not to pat my own back, but as a tribute to such an elegant design.
My camera, as usual, failed to capture the blood red color and the perfection of the yarn (for that we would need Feel-o-Vision): it is Alpaca with a Twist Fino (70% alpaca, 30% silk, yum!)
Simon has no appreciation for my hard work.
In celebration, I finally made it up to Threadbear this weekend and bought (most of) the yarn for Meg Swanson's Fair Isle Cardigan (the sweater doesn't have a name but it needs one). The shop didn't have enough of one of the main colors (Rye), luckily they had already placed an order for the yarn, so I may not have to wait for a very long time.