Despite some ruffle issues, I did manage to complete Karen's birthday prezzie in time for her birthday. Of course, I didn't see her until weeks later ... but that's of no matter.
Here she is modelling it at one of my patio get-togethers this summer and I'm very glad that the fit and the colours suited her so well. Happy birthday, Karen!
In other knitting gift news, Nicole and Rob welcomed their son, Elliot Ross, to the world very early in the morning on June 29th. He may very well be the most (and best) documented child EVER as you can see at his parents' website. From ultrasound, through baby bump progress (a truly magnificent set of photographs btw), to the moment of circumcision... it's all there. Oh my. Hopefully, the Chevron Lace Throw comes in handy.
Currently, I'm making good progress on a "Seventies-With-Taste" cardigan in Cathay black and gold to pair with a light gold Cotton Angora "Venus Shell" for my godmother's Christmas gift. There has been substantial stash reduction during the Vancouver Public Library strike (covered pictorially by Venus here) and the "Knitting in Solidarity" movement. I've gotten through 7.5 skeins of Rowan Big Tuft Wool already!