I finished my cardigan last night and wore it to work today, to much admiration! It's warm and cozy and fits perfectly. I love it!
I made the back collar much more dramatic than the pattern suggested.
I also added extra rows of the contrasting color (yellow), used roving for the contrasting color, did no sleeve shaping, and redid all the numbers because my gauge was different than what was suggested.
So I made a sweater sorta inspired by the one on the cover of the Rowan Ribbon Twist Collection.
One of my bosses called it "The Admiral's Sweater," a moniker which has seemed to stick.
P.S. Chris is crafty, too. I saw the light on in our study/library/craft room, and upon entering I saw this, Chris using one of my sewing machines to make a cat toy filled with fresh catnip from an old t shirt. Wow.