Monday, January 19, 2009

A Labour of Love

While this wasn't actually knit by me, or for me, I was fortunate enough to get to 'try it on'. How lucky am I?

Christine (who works at the shop on Saturdays usually) knit this up in record time, I'm honestly not kidding when I say that. The fortunate recipient was her daughter. It was a Christmas gift and I swear it was already the beginning of December when she cast this baby on but low and behold it was ready for the 25th. She waited until the recipient had tried it on, before she blocked it. And the buttons were just chosen on Saturday, but this photo is about as done as it needs to get before saying 'finished object'. I love it.

Enough outta me.
Let's just look at it.
Shall we?
Yarn- 14 balls of Silk Garden (pattern calls for 13 but she suggests one more).
Pattern- It's on the cover of the latest Noro book... which I can't seem to track down online to tell you the number of. It's at the shop so I'll check it out for you...

On days like today, isn't this what you want to have wrapped around your chilly self?

I should have run when I had the chance.