Whew folks, I am on my way home. I won't tell you how long it takes, start to finish, suffice to say that there's plenty of time for me to stop in and talk about my new sweater:
Kerrera! I made a couple modifications, leaving off the hood (I never wear them and I didn't have enough yarn anyway).
and putting buttons all the way down since the flyaway look is super trendy but a bit breezy.
And I made sewn button loops instead of crocheted, and backed the buttons with buttons since the double garter is a bit flimsy.
(plus, I love buttons and doing this meant that I got to use two of my very favorite ones!)
I finished the sweater (sans buttons) the day before I left for Australia, and I have worn it all day, every day since. I am so glad that I made the trip on many levels, not least because it meant I found some wintertime to appreciate this sweater in. It fits perfectly, the style is so easy and elegant, Gudrun is a genius. 'Nuff said. Thanks to my dad for taking pictures on our last day down under!