Jenna's Emerald Hoodie is done! No more guilt on that score. And it's perfect, too. Just what she wanted!
I took her to choose buttons today, and she insisted on some shiny square shell buttons, which I bought somewhat doubtfully. At the same time, I picked up some nice smooth dark wooden ones the same size, thinking that they would be hardier and look better with the dark emerald yarn. Surprise surprise, as soon as I pulled the cardi out and laid the buttons on it, Jenna changed her mind and wanted the wooden ones.
I really love the pattern, the cable detail pulling it all together, and how quickly it worked up in spite of my (copious) moaning about how long it would take. Plus, anything without sleeves is perfect for my attention span and particular loathing of short repetitive rows.
I'm back to reading The Drums of Autumn now that my e-reader cable has turned up and I can charge it. Either I'd forgotten how good it was, or (more likely) it has really picked up in the last few chapters and I'm finally enjoying it as much as the previous books. This week, spending a lot of time lying flat and feeling very sorry for myself with back pain and vertigo, I have also read two Star Trek books (DS9 - last two books of final series novelisation) and finished off a wonderful book of fairy tales (and commentary) by Tolkien.
Joining in with Ginny and friends. :)