But then Kate Davies released a Carbeth Cardigan pattern. Now the high neck wouldn't itch but I'd have the beauty of the rest of the jumper. Win.
So in January I got myself some wool - Paintbox Yarns in Chunky Mustard Yellow, and got knitting. The cardigan is knitted in a different way from the jumper, but it was still an easy knit. Until I ran out of wool in mid Feb, only to find they were out of stock and I couldn't get any more.
I moved onto the Persian Tiles crochet blanket while I waited, and waited, and waited.
Finally in May I got more wool. So I finished off the blanket before going back to the cardigan, which didn't take long to finish. I then raided my button jar to find the perfect buttons, before giving it a rinse and blocking it out.
Normally I like a longer jumper/cardigan, and if I knit this again I might well add some length to the body, but I really love it and think its super cute. It works just as well over a pair of jeans or a summer dress. I'm looking forward to wearing it.