the biggest surprise being that the damn thing is almost done! all it needs is a soak and some buttons. yarn used was not-very-interesting-but stash-busting-something-or-other in a basic medium blue.
evidence of nearly finished product:
thank god i found a cheat sheet for this online; there is no way i could have/would have been able to follow EZ’s pattern as written. there would have been very bad results (knitting- and mental health-wise). that said, the pattern is hilarious and charming. quite entertaining, really, but really hard to follow. for me anyway. it took me several months to make this (how do people knit this in a week?). lucky for me, the intended recipient is still very tiny and unaware that his welcome gift is waaaay late. once those pretty buttons go on, it’ll be a little less boring…and it’ll also be DONE!
then i can move onto the next gift that i need to finish: the tweedy, sexy, red poncho. which is gorgeous. and way, way, WAY late. (it’s coming, sta, i promise).