The body and sleeves are mostly done, except for the deep fair isle borders. I wanted to add a touch of texture and I'm so pleased with the way the fabric looks after blocking. (I put everything onto waste yarn and wet blocked the work-in-progress a few days ago.)
The little purl bumps give the feeling of small beads, or even seed pearls.)
Below you can see the unblocked fabric. Blocking is so transformative!
For a minute, I was concerned that the whole effect would be way too sweet,
but then I threw caution to the wind. This is going to be a totally delicate, unabashedly feminine little piece.