And there we have it. Sweater complete!
For all that it has a very low carbon footprint, the sweater looks surprisingly sophisticated. Not sophisticated like modern opera sophisticated, but outdoorsy sophisticated, kind of like LL Bean sophisticated. It has a very sure sense of style. Country style but great for the city too. Style for people with a close attachment to the outdoors.
In a way, that used to be me. Well more Brian really, but he would have appreciated this sweater. As you can see, there are no buttons on it yet. I have to put a backing on the button bands. The buttons I have chosen for this sweater are a little heavy but the are undeniably right. I am going to use buttons that I bought long ago, for him.
It just feels like the right place to use them. It certainly is the right kind of yarn for them. Sturdy. Something that will last.
I started this sweater on Halloween and here we are. Finished. It's what happens when I am inspired completely by something wonderful and this sure is. Wonderful.