It was quick and easy, and with these long drives we've made to PA 2 times now in the past month, I needed something that I could just go with. That didn't take a lot of thinking. A little boring while knitting the body (it is need from cuff to cuff sideways and then you pick up and knit around the opening).
I had a little trouble doing the opening around the body. The first time I didn't pick up enough stitches (I picked up 148 and the pattern says 200). The second time - I did the ribbing wrong. The THIRD time, I only picked up 1 strand of yarn instead of two - and there were holes in it.
Finally, after much swearing at myself, I got it right.
It's a little small on me, but it was made for a friend, who is a smaller size than I am, so hopefully it will fit her just right:)
Hopefully Dawn loves it as much as I love the gift she sent me:
Let's just say - when I picked it up from the post office, I had every intention of waiting until I got home to open it. Um...no. I had to open it, admire it AND transfer purses while driving down the road. I'm so thankful I thought to take the back roads.......
And then, I swapped with Jacquie - some knitted fingerless mitts for pillows. I really think I got the better end of the deal, and have started on a little something for her as a thank you.
Even though these are not in my bedroom, they go in there perfectly. If I was going to show you a picture of them on my bed, I would have to fold the 10 loads of laundry that we keep dumping on there every morning to find clean clothes and make the bed. Which was not happening this morning.
Because I have a new sweater for me which is almost done, and I'm anxious to wear it:)
Yes, I am horrible. I know.