Twist is done! Finished! And I couldn't be happier. I really dragged out the last 10% of this sweater. I suppose it's because if I took my time and only worked on it here and there, I wouldnt rush the finishing. I am usually so desperate to complete a project and start the next that I don't take my time with the final details. And really, if I've put two months into a project, why not put as much care and attention into the last few days as I did at the start. The other reason I took so long may have been anticipation of a mourning period of not having it to work on anymore. At any rate, it's complete, it's comfy, super warm and I think the fit is great for what I'd imagined.
Pattern: Twist by Bonne Marie Burns of Chic Knits
Yarn: 6.25 skeins of Cascade 220 in colour 9458. Two of the plys are brown, two are black. Hands down my favourite colour combo in the world. Most of my wardrobe fits into the brown or black category and now I can wear this sweater with all of it.
Needles: Size 7 US (5.0mm) Bamboo
Started: November 8th, 2007
Finished: December 26th, 2007
Modifications: I knit the body about an inch longer than the pattern and the arms about 3 inches longer. Changing the number of stitches to pick up on the button band to account for extra length was giving me fits, so I picked up three and skipped one. It took all the math out and didn't make my head hurt. Buttonhole placement was worked according to the formula in the back of Knitters Book of Finishing Techniques.
Final Verdict: I'd like for it to be about an inch longer, but I can block it out next time it has a bath. It's warm though and so far I love it. Bring on the cold weather.