Being incredibly slack, I did not officially sign up for this project, but lurked about her blog admiring others' projects whilst I sorted through my extensive scrappy wool stash and knit a few rows every so often.
Did I tell you that my elder daughter now works and lives in Tasmania, about 2500 km from her doting family? It's cold down there.
I managed to finish this custom sized jumper for her by the end of September, when it is not yet warm in our most southern state.
Of course I had visited her twice by then. She can't escape (insert evil laugh)
It's amazing how much you can knit whilst waiting around at the airport and travelling by plane.
The instructions for this jumper are very loosely taken from Elizabeth Zimmerman's classic book, Knitting without Tears, which I have owned since 2009. I am very grateful to Kate for inspiring me to finally make something using this book.
The yarn is mostly Cleckheaton 8 ply crepe, 100% wool, and predates my copy of the Zimmerman book.