After finishing Heirloom on Monday, I decided to whip this up. Kidding! The knitting was done by my LYS owner. Isn't it sweet? She finished it last January, and it sat in a bag, languishing in the back of her closet since then. As I was admiring the Jaeger pattern book (JB04), she told me about the sweater in need of finishing. We agreed that I would seam it up for her, and she would give me the pattern book. I think this is how people worked things out in "the olden days".
Finishing someone else's work felt like such a priviledge. Here was someone willing to hand over their hours of handiwork to me - this made me want to be meticulous with my seaming. At least at the outset. Once I start seaming, I just want it to be over, quite honestly.
It also gave me a "preview" of a sweater from that book and in that yarn. I liked the Merino DK, but I think the hearts and stitch detail would have looked crisper in cotton as it is shown on the cover of the book. I would love to try any sweater in the book. My baby knitting, however, has gotten a bit out of hand of late. Of the 4 baby items I have finished recently, only one had an intended recipient.