This is my third Cathy Carron pattern, from VK Winter 2009/2010. The thick and thin Adrienne Vittadini 'Nadia' gives the sweater a fun lumpy bumpy texture. The solid black contrast is Lion Brand Wool-Ease. For some reason (user error) my numbers were off throughout the pattern but it worked out OK. The shawl collar doesn’t lie as nicely as I’d like so I may tack it down.
This has been the best winter for being able to wear all my sweaters, lots of very cold and snowy days. Usually I savor winter, but we have had snow on the ground since the first big storm at the end of January, and all subsequent snow has just been piling on top of that as it's been too cold to melt. It's a workout just to get the newspaper and mail out front (when the carriers can get to the boxes) and to bring the compost out back.