The gift for DH's Godmother was finished in time (imagine!) and she put it on when she opened it, so I think she liked it.
This one was a rousing success!
I also finished the Peacock Shawlette
(I did mention I was having fun with the shawls, right?)
I love that it's bottom up, I adore the feather pattern with the slipped stitch ridges running up the body. I also adore the fact that it's only complicated for so long and then it goes super fast.
In real life, this lovely yarn has some lavender running through it and a lovely sheen, it's Fibre Company Fingering (and I have enough to make another shawl if anyone wants to buy it from me, I doubt I'll make it in the same yarn again...). Details on my Rav page.
This one was for my mother for Mother's Day and here she is looking accusingly at the camera after she received it last Saturday.
I know, you say - accusingly?? That's her 'I just saw you a few weeks ago and I didn't even see this! How did you knit this without me knowing about it???' look. ;-)
I do believe she liked it.
All in all, a successful few weeks of gifting.
I think it turned out lovely, so lovely in fact, that I am knitting one for myself, but in laceweight, so I have added some repeats. I am currently obsessed with it, so maybe I'll have it to show off in a few weeks.
And finally, here is Gemini, from the most recent knitty.
I am not impressed. So unimpressed, in fact, that it is frogged and the yarn has been skeined, soaked and is hanging to dry. The body is okay, but it doesn't look fabulous or anything, and the lace at the top displays an alarming amount of my undergarments AND it falls off my shoulders incessantly.
I feel that I have reached an important milestone with the frogging of this top, a place where I can step back and say 'yes, I knit this, and yes it represents dozens of hours of my time, but I really, really am not going to wear it and I am going to reclaim the yarn for something better'.
I am quite pleased that I pushed through the desire to hang it up in my closet anyway, knowing at the back of my mind that it would end up at the back and never worn. So, even though the shirt was 'meh', I am happy with the outcome and now I have some Hempathy to repurpose.
I will leave you with this hysterical picture.
We had a flat tire last Friday night, and due to a long series of events that it is not worth explaining - call it a night where Murphy's Law ruled supreme - Pixie had to ride on the flat bed while we sat in the tow truck. Sweet little Pixie, she was fine, VERY focused on us in the cab of the truck. I think I was more worried than she was, and now this picture is pretty amusing. I can just IMAGINE what was going through her little head just then.