It's done just in time for Finishing Friday...I just bound off minutes ago, grabbed my daughter and told her to start snapping pictures.
I had purchased buttons for the neckband and have decided against them. They would detract from the detail of the stitch.
Here's the detail on the back with a little panel of ribbing and gathered effect above and below.
As we were having the photo session, my DH came home early with this lovely bouquet for Mother's Day. He has his hands full this time of year as my birthday is next week and our 15th anniversary is the day after my birthday. When we agreed to the wedding date I reminded him "separate gifts, separate wrapping paper". For now, I'm loving my sweater and my new flowers...notice the snapdragons match the sweater?
Happy Mother's Day!