I finished it! Woot!
Pattern: The Ryder Raccoon (not in raccoon colors and without ears), The Velvet Acorn
Yarn: Lion Brand Thick & Quick in Charcoal & Sequoia
Needles: Size US 13, 24" circular
There are some imperfections around the edge of the hood the charcoal color that are really bugging me. I may rip that out and redo it, but I'm leaning towards just leaving it as it is. If it were made for someone else, I would definitely fix that, but since it's for me, meh, who cares? It's home-made! It's supposed to have little imperfections, right? :)
I've enjoyed making this SO MUCH! Even all the tantrums and ripping out, when I look back on them, were all part of the learning experience, and I'm grateful for them. My friend, Kris, made one along with me for her granddaughter, and we chatted on the phone and via text every single day, sometimes all day, keeping each other up to date with our progress with pictures and laughing and bitching and generally having a good time. Thank you, Kris, for doing this along with me! It's so fun to have someone to knit or crochet with, even if it's "virtually" through technology.
So now I'm waiting on my second shipment from Knit Picks, who hasn't even shipped my order yet, so I can finish crocheting the baby sweater. It's hit or miss with them. Sometimes it takes them a week to even ship, and sometimes you get it in two days! They are very inconsistent in their shipping times. Am I whining? Yes. Yes, I am.
I'm going over to post my hooded-cowl on Lunamon's Link-Up since it's today. I love seeing what everyone has been making and get some great ideas at link-ups.
(I'll post the Fair Isle book stuff next time, I promise!)