My mum very kindly sent me a couple of pictures of the cardigan I made her for Christmas... Thanks mum!
So I can now show you what it looks like, and what took me so long *laughs*
As I mentioned before, this pattern is entirely 2x2 rib. It looks great (it looks even better on mum), but man was it a labour of love *laughs*
Above is how the pattern is styled, with the folded-back fronts, but with how cold it has been lately, mum has taken to wearing it like this:
Folded over at the front, with more of a shawl collar effect. Both ways look great. So, thanks mum for sending pictures so I can show it off properly *smiles* Apparently it is quite the hit, with lots of compliments flooding in too :)
Another thanks goes to the lovely Laura from Made in Oxford, who left a comment recently offering me a couple of skeins of Debbie Bliss Fez, to potentially use as an accent colour with my new grey Fez. I accepted, on the proviso that I could send her something in return...
A few days later, I received these 2 gorgeous balls (they look more blue in the picture, but they're a gorgeous teal in real life)
I haven't decided what I'm doing with the grey version of this yarn yet, so these will either be an accent colour or be used for something gorgeous on their own *grins*
I sent Laura this yarn, that I bought a Knit Nation:
Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud. It is such gorgeous yarn, but I have come to the conclusion that I do not have the patience to knit with laceweight *laughs* I really hope Laura likes it! So, although 2 balls came in, one went out. And the one that went out has loads more yardage ;)