It's finished! Yoo hoo!! Actally, I finished in Saturday night, but I had to make the buttons. Tuesday was the first day it was all done and ready to wear. Excuse the dreary March lighting. I was hoping for just one sunny day to venture outside for some pictures, but alas, it is really really rainy and no sun is expected for a few days, at least.
When I showed this last week (or was it the week before) I thought I was weeks away from finishing it. But I am quite proud to say, my knitting has really improved. I am a little speed demon. The rows that were taking me 30-40mins back in July, only took me 15-20mins now. I wouldn't have let this snooze so long had I known I had so little left to do on it.
For those that like to knit... on Ravelry, this pattern has been made 4600+ times!! It is a FREE pattern and it is called "February Lady Sweater". I used a cotton called Four Seasons from a local yarn store. And had I it to do over, I would have waited to order yarn online. I was impatient and wanted to start right-that-minute, so I had to go with what was in the store that had enough yardage. I really really really wish I had waited and ordered yarn in another color. Not that I don't love red, it's just... I don't think it is the best for my skin tone. I wish I had done it in gray.
Check out the button bling it is sporting!!
It took a few tried to get the button color right. Which means, I have a spare set of buttons that will be headed to the Bead Box soon. I am also working on beads in an absolutely lovely color combo. More on that coming soon!!