When I was last in London I visited Peter Jones and came away (can't imagine how) with some Rowan Cotton Glace. It's a lovely green and off I went to start Christina by Kim Hargreaves in her Whisper book. Her patterns are always well written and this is no exception.
However, if I make this again I will definitely knit it in the round and in fact I did do the arms that way. In the end I decided to join the side seams as I went and this worked well as all the stitch changes gave me a guideline. The only change I made (apart from the joining) was an extra inch at the bottom. To align the sleeve pattern with the body I then had to add an inch to the sleeves as well but they are three quarter length normally so this was no problem.
It's one of those little irritations that I was busy making this during the March heatwave and now it's finished I've taken out all my winter woollies to survive the cold weather. However, I am sure that summer is just around the corner (summer - are you listening) because although we need the rain badly we don't really need the cold.
I'm off to find my galoshes and sou'wester. The bees, poor things, are suffering as the rain is keeping them off the Oil Seed Rape - normally a major source of spring food. The dogs have stopped begging us to take them for a walk. The goat is bedraggled and the chickens look half drowned. But the garden is loving the rain.