It's been moved from place to place, unfolded, refolded, moved again...and now it's finally finished.
I posted a picture of this sweater back in July, when I was still actively knitting it. Sadly, it has been shuffled about, claspless, until last night.
The main thing was that I thought I'd need to reinforce the front bands with ribbon, but, after trying to sew one on last night with no real success I thought, "finished is better than perfect" - and just put the pesky clasps in place.
I love it.
I loved the yarn to begin with (Ella Rae wool from Romania? I think?)
I spend a silly amount of time just enjoying the weight and texture of the sweater. This is done on 4mm needles, much smaller than the leftovers vest of a previous post. Somehow this needle/yarn combination just hits that textural 'sweet spot' that can be so elusive.
Hopefully I'll get called into work so that I can wear it out! Classrooms can be chilly, you know, and shorter sleeves ensures that I don't drag them through a student's (or my own) work.
And it fits.
The little clasps are from Fabricland (which a friend of mine not-so-affectionately calls "the F store")... *blush*