I don’t remember exactly when I finished this sweater, but my Ravelry notes tell me I started it in May, 2014. I think I finished it in the fall of that year, but I’ll give myself a bit of procrastinator grace and go with January of 2015, that way it doesn’t look like I’ve been sitting on a nearly finished sweater for more than a year.
Finished, however, is up for debate. Because the sweater was done. And I even wore it on an occasion or two. But I never put the buttons on. I actually even had the buttons. I bought them when the sweater was almost complete. And then I thought I misplaced them. Turns out I had put them in the same bag as the sweater, so I wouldn’t lose them. Hmmm.
In a frenzy of trying to complete unfinished projects, I dug out my Annabel and sewed on my buttons and I’ve been wearing it nearly ever day since then. I love the color. I love the fit. I made the sleeves longer than the 3/4 length in the pattern and made them longer than full length. I love that I can fold them up when needed or keep them down when my hands are chilled.
I seem to be lacking some skill in the “Selfie” area, so this morning I asked my daughter to snap a couple of pictures for me, which she did with much giggles and glee (Emma is 7, hence the rather unflattering level of photo, at least that is what I shall tell myself).
Sharing with Ginny at her weekly Yarn Along (though I am obviously lacking in the reading department this week, as I’m between books and haven’t decided what to read next), and with Nicole at her Weekly Craft On link up.