Finished at last and I have since bought some buttons and sewn them on. It's not exactly a fashion garment but is so snug and warm, and I am wearing it right now. It's not a minute too soon either as I have been feeling decidedly yukky, on and off, since having that flipping flu jab last Saturday. I have never had any reaction to the them in the past but this one is not being nice and I want someone to take it away.
I am nicely wrapped in my cardigan feeling rather like a very old bear who wants to hibernate in the back of her cave. I've only got until next Tuesday when I host our group meeting and I'm looking forward to it, so Spring needs to come early for me!