Finally we fall in love
It's an adapted version of an Interweave Knits pattern - the Double V cardigan and forensic analysis of blog/Ravelry/memory combined help me remember that it had its ups and downs in creation, with doubts about this yarn from the start. Such a glorious colour though - truest in the last shot.
Somewhere along the way I shortened it and then I clearly did decide to abandon the sleeves as written though the blog and Ravelry are quiet on how I did the sleeves in the end and I remember nothing of knitting them! I wore it straight away but seemed hopeful I could shrink it back in to something closer to what I wanted but I remember futile attempts at that. There is a documented wearing here and I think that's probably the only time it's seen the light of day since 2011! I remember how hot it was that day last summer and just resigning myself to wearing it as the coolest of a bad bunch of options as there was nothing in my wardrobe I felt happy with. I didn't enjoy wearing it and I just stuffed it in the wardrobe until I could bear to ditch it. Aww but how nice that there is a happy ending and the little knit is saved and I feel like I've got a new hand knit as if by magic.
Interesting how the distance from the expectations of how I wanted the knit to look and a healthy dose of feeling more comfortable in my own skin have changed my perspective on this from what is wrong with it - to what is right! Ah knitting - the lessons keep on coming.