I have been working away at it, slowly but surely, even taking it to work to complete a couple of sneaky rows in my lunchbreak. Two rows is the most I have managed!
This is the finest-gauge garment I have ever attempted. Although I am using the same yarn as for my Audrey in Unst, the needles are a whole millimetre smaller. Stop laughing at the back - a millimetre means a lot in needle sizes!
But it is a satisfying knit. I love shetland wool. It feels like "the real thing".
I am currently on the "waist shaping" section, which is a clear marker of progress. Isn't it?
I may have to buy more wool. But not yet.
And I found the perfect buttons on eeebaaay: 1940's celluloid in dark turquoise. The seller had orange ones too, but it wasn't quite the right shade. These are perfect!