The fact that my new little cousin has not a handknit to her name (well, that fits, anyway!) was weighing heavily on my mind, so I dug into the stash and found some beautiful SheepyChic, purchased at Bendigo 2008.
It wasn't until I started knitting it up that I really got to see them beautiful range of colours in this skein. There is all shades of browns, subtle pinks and lilacs, and vibrant hot pink and ultraviolet - just gorgeous!
The pattern is Elizabeth Zimmerman's February Sweater, which every man and their dog have made already, I know, but it is a good one.
I didn't have quite enough to finish the body, so I added a final border using Jo Sharp DK, in "Beetle", which worked a treat. The crochet edging around the two fronts and neckline finished it off, and the final touch?
A pretty crochet floral "brooch"
and all made in a much roomier size! This will probably fit next Autumn, I'm thinking...