Everywhere I look there are signs that Spring has sprung, unfortunately I don’t seem to have taken any spring like photo’s yet this year. But that might be because until very recently I have had my head down and been focusing on this.
Which I have finally finished and managed to sew the buttons on today, which Noelle helped me to choose from our LYS.
It is Audrey in Unst by Gudrun Johnston and I have knitted it in Rowan Purelife Organic Wool which I bought from House of Frazer in Solihull for a ridiculously cheap price. (I have also bought rather alot of the other colours too! – well when a yarn keeps on getting reduced, eventually settling on a 80 per cent reduction, what is a girl to do?!) And yes, I did tell my knitting pals that the reductions were grand at H 0f F this year and there was much whispering of just how good they were.
I have lengthened this pattern by two inches and I think I could have added a couple more inches. It will look nice with a skirt though. It has had a light steaming and really needs to settle into a nice lukewarm bath and then I can stretch it out a little as it is a bit snug. I think I was hoping that I would have shrunk more by this point, but hey ho, that is life.
I slightly altered the lace pattern so that it was wider than the original, to suit the wider person that will be wearing it.
I am pleased, of course now it is finished, it is much too warm to wear it. But that is okay too.