so last night, i finally bit the bullet and started the shawl collar of the Lindsay sweater. although my short row technique may not be the best (don't look too closely at the wrapped stitches), i think its actually coming along quite nicely.
and, upon closer inspection,
the color is actually closer to the burgundy. the short rows are bringing the collar and the shoulders closer to the neck. and once the short rows are done, we have about 25 rows left after that!
and as for rhinebeck, it looks like it will only be 5 of us. and my friend holly from my knitting group drives (thank god) so we must gift her with coffee and treats...