I put on my fancy, superhero Fluevogs just for the occasion:
Ella, is DONE!
Sometimes it was a long slog of picot, ruffled, bind off madness, but most of the time it was a solidly enjoyable knit.
Nora runs a fine knit-along. Having weekly assignments is a great idea (I work well with deadlines). It kept me on track and it forced me to really look at my knitting, the fit of the garment and to think about what I wanted the final product to be.
For someone who often just jumps in and hopes for the best (and ends up giving away a fair number of sweaters) this is a good thing. I learned loads about knitting a coat, fit, and about myself as a knitter.
And I look awesome in this ruffly, crazy striped coat.
A big thanks to Nora and Melissa at Noni Knits for inviting me to the KAL. You got me back into more regular blogging too. And while I tried hanging out in Facebook more, I still don't really like it there!
I'm working on a little embellishment that I might or might not use on Ella. Stay tuned.