This is just one of many projects that I finished ages ago and never shared the pictures.
Pattern: Cecilia sweater from knitty
Yarn: Tahki Cotton Classic, colors as indicated in pattern
Modifications: I made a few modifications to the pattern. Rather than graft the petals to the neck, I picked up the neck stitches, and then knit one stitch from the neck together with one stitch from the petals together all the way around the sweater. Then I knit another row back before casting off. It gives the top of the sweater slightly more structure. The other thing that I changes was to just pick up stitches for the button band and worked five or so rows of garter stitch before casting off. I worked in a two stitch vertical eyelet button hole when appropriate on one side of the sweater. Also, the sweater was supposed to have a green stem up the back, but I decided that it wasn’t worth the fidgetiness involved and left it out.
Would I knit this again?: I love the sweater itself, but all of those petals and the million ends to weave in was a major pain. Plus I am not sure how well all those ends will stay in as the sweater is in cotton. I would probably knit this sweater again without the petals however, because it was quite cute at this stage. The recepient of the sweater (with a baby due any day) liked it however, so it was worth the effort.
I plan to update with more finished objects over the coming weeks, so stay tuned.