Meanwhile, I finally finished my Crane Creek cardi.
I have to say, I'm pleasantly surprised to be totally delighted with it. The fit is great for me; as I mentioned on my project page, while I did add about 2" of length to the body, I knit the sleeves to specs. They're a bit long (no complaints) even on my lanky self - so non-Amazons may want to take precautions. My reservations about the project were mostly yarn/fabric-related - I was worried that it really wouldn't hold up well, and also that it might be really itchy considering the amount of veg matter I was picking out along the way. But! So soft a cozy. Given the rather skinny sleeves and the glorious shawl collar, next-to-skin softness makes the difference between wardrobe staple and big letdown. Pill-proclivity remains to be assessed.