So I did finish Husband's sweater for the Ravellenic Games. The knitting part -- I still haven't done the zipper. I have a sewing machine but have never even plugged it in, because that involves moving a giant bookshelf full of books... it's a process. And I'm decidedly a process knitter, but maybe not so much a process zipper-sewer.
Without the zipper, the front pieces of the cardigan roll under themselves. It actually does close properly, I promise.
I finished it and even managed to take the picture by all the proper deadlines for the Ravellenics. I just didn't post them in the proper forum (fora--what's up with having to post in, like, three million places in order to get credit??) so it didn't actually help my team. Sorry team. But I did finish the sweater! Hooray! That's really all I was hoping for in this experience, anyway.
The collar lining is a bit of Manos, I think. The main yarn is Cascade Rustic. I did enjoy knitting with it. But given all that was involved in knitting this particular sweater, I may not ever use Rustic again. Or maybe I need to knit something else to redeem it. Sigh. As it is, I don't have this one hanging over my head anymore.
And given that Husband has now decided he doesn't really want it after all, I may or may not ever get around to moving the bookshelf so I can plug in the sewing machine so I can make sure it works and practice on non-knitwear stuff before I attempt sewing in the zipper. We'll have to see.