She loves it:
Or at least, she loved it once I took three repeats off each sleeve and adjusted the collar a bit but that was easily done and these pictures were taken today in the garden at my parents' house. I am so relieved. Phew! They say that you should never move house and get married and change jobs all at the same time - I'll say you should never knit to a deadline, for a person that isn't there to be measured and when you're making the pattern up as you go along!
We've just come back from spending a long weekend with Mum and Dad which was a wonderful escape from the real world - I rashly suggested that we go on a long cliff walk, and by long I mean that the cliff length is about 12.5miles and the path itself goes in and out and up and down all the way. It is really beautiful though:
There were sheep:
Seals on the rocks off the Lighthouse:
An ambitious seagull nesting on the dormer roof (and 'decorating' the roof) of a newly built house in Hallsands,
And 'helpful' sign posts like this:
(this is about 2/3 of the way through the walk just as you feel that your legs have turned to pure lead - we decided to go to Poole!)
[NB - H is reading this over my shoulder and would like you all to know that he was still flying along at this point - it is true that he raced up every hill we encountered, of which there were several - the rest of us plodded along]
And in all of this exhausting exercise there was time for a little knitting and finishing:
First to debut - my Silk Dream
It's a hit, need I say more?
And then we have and unusual development in the Red Hot Poker bed - could it be a finished Firestarter?
I really must improve my garden to offer more room for floral knitting photography - perhaps that's a project for tomorrow!