It looks a little washed out in the sun and is actually a warmer more caramel colour. I worked the eyelets every other row instead of every 4. I'd like to say this was a carefully considered design feature but has more to do with me starting it late at night and not reading the pattern properly. I'm not too bothered as I borrowed the pattern from a friend and it means our sweaters won't be identical. It's supposed to be in Sirdar Demin Ultra, an uber-chunky yarn but we both wanted to make it on the cheap so I was the guinea pig. A swatch revealed that chunky yarn used double acheived the same gauge and that it would cost only a third of the price of the Demin Ultra. Granted it was only acrylic for that price, but nothing makes me happier than a bargain sweater.
In the last week I've been in serious design mode with 2 designs in particular really exciting me. I've started one already and the yarn arrives for the other tomorrow. I have been a little sidetracked by the Fall Issue of Knitty. For me this is the best issue yet with several patterns now on my to-do list. Curses Team Knitty for throwing me when I had my next few projects all lined up! I was torn whether to start Serrano or Viveka first so I jumped in with Serrano (there's been too much stocking-stitch in my life recently). The real test will be tomorrow when my yarn arrives as I'll be at odds with myself what to work on. I hate having multiple WIPs and I'm all of a dither at the moment.
You have to promise not to go all gooey-eyed and forget the knitting because I can't resist a gratuitous puppy picture - even if she did butt into the rest of the photos.