The Lace Panel Cardi is officially one button band from completion. However, I'm thinking of ripping out the first one and redoing it first. An irritating prospect, but it's not sitting right. Also, for someone with as many buttons as I have, I can't seem to find any buttons at all that will suit it. Arg.
Still, the collar is looking delightful and I'm pretty pleased with it in general. The collar is tall and broad and nestles satisfyingly just under my chin. (Oddly enough, I grew up despising turtlenecks with a passion, and yet more and more I find myself drawn to high collars. I think it must have been the constriction that I was so opposed to.) Perfect for pulling round my ears, too, while trying to conceal moments of gid that so frequently hit while researching at the British Library. Punching ones fist in the air when chancing upon corroborating evidence or literary support is generally considered disruptive and thus bad form.
I've been studenting like a fiend of late. I managed to convince myself that spending even a couple of hours at the British Library is worthwhile, which is excellent seeing as I have a tendency to believe that if my day hasn't started properly by 10 o'clock I shan't achieve anything anyway.