This house makes photographing dark knits nearly impossible. Also, I'm impatient and couldn't wait until the weekend when I may have been able to count on some natural light.
I found this pattern by Susanne Pietrzak on Ravelry (for free!) and it was exactly what I was looking for - squared edges, a high collar and a simple closure. Easy to wear as I grow bigger, and should still work next winter when I'm possibly back to normal. I improvised for size, but the pattern was so easy to follow that it never became difficult to figure out. As for the other modifications, I did a seed stitch border and collar instead of garter, and I ignored the buttonhole since this could be a great opportunity for a shawl pin, brooch or kilt pin like I've used already. And the wool was a dream to work with - Debbie Bliss Luxury Donegal Tweed that Ragdoll and I first spied in Paris. It's very soft to the touch and the palette is great. I'm not really a purple person, but this deep eggplant works for me.
Next up, a cardigan for Sadie. I'm starting to feel a little selfish with all this knitting for myself. Time to share the crafting energy around.
(Note to self: next time, smile a little. Who knew a glimpse of a mouth could look so sour?)