I know you're all wondering:
When is Mary going to finish her trainer's Christmas shawl???
I mean, when you think of all the things Carol has done for me and my health in the past year - the past four years really - she totally deserves not to have to wait eleven months for it like my aunt did with her last year's birthday hat.
(I did mention the hat is finished now and she loved it, right?)
So I want to reassure you that I finally resolved the technical errors therein by ripping it back nearly to the beginning and starting over, paying attention to the pattern this time, and remembering to put in all the yarn overs. And now it looks like this:
It's probably big enough to cover part of one whole shoulder, don't you think?
(I finished another hat yesterday too, but all I can say about that is how impressed I am with myself for pulling that off and still having time to take a pic of the shawl and drink hot chocolate. Went a little short on sleep, but you can't have everything... not all in one place anyway.)