I finished seaming up Potter last night, and today spent some time carefully sewing on the buttons - ta da!
The top photo is probably the closest representation of the colour of both the wool and the buttons - lairy as it is! The second photo makes it look a bit washed out, but it was the best I could get tonight for some reason?
anyway, about Potter...
I love it!
The pattern is reasonably well written, but presumes an above-beginner level of knitting skills. For example, there are no directions for button hole placement as such - just the indicator for the first pair and you have to work out the spacing for the next two (between a specified measurement relating to the neck). Also, the instructions are detailed for the Left front, but the pattern asks you to "reverse all shaping to match" for the Right front.
Now, I don't know about you, but I'm lazy. I want it spelled out for me, step by step - I don't want to have to work it out myself! I know it doesn't bother some, and well and good for them.
Aside from these little quibbles, I really enjoyed knitting this piece. I like the sleeves - no shaping, so a nice floppy-type cuff. I like the double-breasted effect on the fronts (warm).
I like the buttons I chose too - I picked them up at Bendigo this year and I was thrilled to pair them with this cardigan :)
This has been a very "Bendigo" knit, come to think of it. The wool came from Bendio '08, and the pattern and buttons were Bendigo '09...
lovely place for a knitter, that Bendigo!