Tuesday, December 22, 2009
a successful sweater
Bella's mitts are done - how fabulous are they? I'm thrilled with how they turned out, and hope that the recipient likes them as much.
The emergency Christmas sweater is also done, just in the nick of time. As we drove Highway 6 south towards Port Dover, I raced to finish the arm and side seams. And then wrapped it and tied it with a bow at the Tim Hortons in Hagersville much to the dismay of the rest of the coffee-drinking public.
When we arrived at Nancy's cottage on the Lake Erie shore we sat on the sofa with coffee and exchanged gifts. Good news: the sweater fits and she loves it! And she was very surprised. I'm sure she knew that I'd make it for her, but I don't think it ever crossed her mind that I'd knit it from start to finish in time for Christmas. And frankly, there were moments when I wasn't sure it was going to happen either.
Now everything promised for Christmas is done. What to cast on next?