As I sit in Sydney, lightly sunburnt after a day on the water following a very dear friend’s wedding, it seems a long time ago that I finished this sweater.Today is Saturday and we left London on Tuesday (or New Year’s Day). We were away for nearly 3 weeks, and my poor husband had to wait until the second last day of the holiday for his new sweater. The photos were taken on New Years Day outside Buckingham Palace (with a couple at the cafe at the Serpentine Pond in Hyde Park).
He greeted its finish with delight, helped by the fact that we had packed very light, and the 2 sweaters that he had with him were starting to look very familiar and tired. The sleeves seemed to take forever to knit, and they are slightly too long! If they grow at all, I might need to do some surgery, but for now they are fine with the ribbing folded over.
The yarn is superb, and if you can track down any from Colourmart or in a destash I highly recommend it. I washed it using my usual washing soda technique (the medium strength solution on the linked page) and really enjoyed knitting with it.