A new spring/summer coat for Islay::
Islay may be good (and actually she’s probably rather better described as cheeky and quite naughty too) but she is also very lucky. My special mum knitted her this lovely cardigan (Debbie Bliss pattern and Debbie Bliss DK cotton yarn – the yarn equivalent of the AMH flannel above, it’s so soft and has a texture I could cuddle quite happily for hours). It should have a zip closure but neither of us felt it did the cardigan justice and it really didn’t lie well. So mum, just before rushing off to the airport back to South Africa, suggested a toggle and tie closure. I checked out my buttons to see if I had any toggles and spotted these buttons (from Raystitch again) which I thought would be perfect. I hope you like them too mum? I felt very nervous about doing this as I really didn’t want to spoil her beautiful knitting. Again, Islay loves it.