Merlot is annoying. The resulting knitted fabric is just lovely, the pattern is cute, the instructions are simple. It is just so damn fiddly. You really have to look and concentrate on what you're doing. I think I am going to try and do a set number of rows on this each day in the hope that that will help me eventually reach the end. I think this project may also have contributed to my suddenly knitting 3 other sweaters, all in quite chunky yarn.