After two years (!) of it languishing in my WIPs, I’m finally finally sewing up and putting the finishing touches to my Goodale cardigan.

The reasons it has taken me so long are interesting. I began knitting it whilst pregnant.  You know, in the bit between the mad frenzy of making more and more tiny cardigans.

I’d thought that it would be great for towards the end, when it would still be winter,  yet I’d be boiling hot. The short sleeves would be just right.

Well, as it happened,  Poppy came 7 weeks early and I was indeed boiling hot in January and February,  just in the neonatal unit instead of at home.

The Goodale cardigan was never finished.

I had a think about what to do, when I came across it again, recently.  Should I finish it, just in case in a future pregnancy it might fall in the winter again? A bit of a chancy long shot, really. Should I frog it and use the yarn for something else? Most likely,  or so I thought…

Maybe I should offer it to my Mum, who is a little larger than me, although the cardigan is dark blue and short sleeved, and that might put her off?

Well, she tried it on a couple of days ago and declared it just what she needed! With the request for ‘jazzy buttons’ yet to be fulfilled,  I’m weaving in ends and sewing it up as we speak.  Um, well obviously I’m typing *right* now…

I shall post a picture of my Mum wearing her Goodale as soon as it’s all finished.

All’s well that ends well.

Finally finishing my Goodale

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