Today I sent LOTS of websites to Serena to choose which yarn she liked for her Aran. This is the woman (hey, she's grown up, hard as it is for a mother to accept! LOL) who wanted the sweater to be as exact a replica as possible, except for the original sweater was acrylic and now she wants wool. Oh, and to reshape the sleeves as they are a bit full for today's standards.
In the spirit of keeping your mom guessing, SHE CHOSE A DIFFERENT COLOR! She no longer wants teal. She wants a dark steel blue. Has the civilized world come to an end? LOL I wrote her and commented that she was going completely out of the box. This was her response: "I am. I got up this morning, and (after I got past the zombie-stumbling around-groaning-and-waving-my-arms bit) decided to go right outside the box!" What's a mother to do? After picking myself off the floor in the shock, I decided to go with the flow. She's kept me guessing this long, why stop now!
The Mermaid body is done. Now I am on the miles of i-cord edging the front. Miles, I tell you! I believe the are 350 some stitches to be engulfed by this i-cord. Um, I don't like i-cord, if you can't tell. I can't get any rhythm going, 3 stitches, pick up one from the front to be knit on the next row, bring the yarn around and knit 3 stitches again. Repeat 348 more times. Be careful when putting down the work in the middle, so you don't drop stitches or the 5" doublepoint needles. EEK!