A first finished object for 2011, this is Gwen, a cardigan in super-bulky yarn. I cast this on during the evening of New Year's Day and was done with the knitting by the third. I then spent the next few evenings learning how to do mattress stitch, shoulder seams and set in sleeves (not necessarily in that order). Putting it together was surprisingly enjoyable, and here it is:
Pattern: Gwen by Kim Hargreaves.
Yarn: Rowan Big Wool in colour 28. Two dark red plies with one bright red.
Mods: Changed the collar to seed stitch rather than reverse stockinette. Fastened the front at bust instead of waist, and with a hook and eye instead of crochet ties. This may not be the final fastening method but probably is where I'd like it to fasten.
Project: Online at Ravelry.