I finished this little baby gift last night, well actually I haven't sewed the buttons on yet but my button sewing technique, in all situations, is to wait until the very last possible moment and then create panic looking for buttons, needle, thread and sew them on speedily while cursing and stabbing my fingers with the needle due to my haste. I have the same approach to repairing the hems on school trousers, I never do it the night before but wait until the car engine is running and clock is ticking while causing chaos at the breakfast table. I like the idea of sitting in the evenings with my mending basket and feeling smug but in reality I always have something I would rather do instead and I do feel that last minute panic method does help me burn a few extra calories so I am sticking with it for now.
The pattern is a Debbie Bliss one but I left out the Argyle pattern. It was very quick to knit and reminded me that cables are nothing to be afraid of, there will certainly be more cables in my future and indeed more of these tops. This was my first time using Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino and it is a lovely yarn to work with, I do hope it wears well.