I guess good presents, particularly handmade ones, take a while to finish. My husband is pleased with his Fisherman Sweater, and I was delighted that it turned out just like the pattern photo and was true to size! Success! This was a difficult pattern and it took a lot of time to knit. So I was glad that the finished product was successful.
Now I’m working to complete a vest from one of Elizabeth Zimmermann’s patterns. It’s knit in handspun merino wool that is a mix of yellow, green, and pink that is called “daffodil”. I will do the trim in a greenish shade.
I also just completed the “Nautilus Hat” from Zimmermann’s newest garter stitch book; I made note of starting in in my previous post. It was complicated to knit, but the final result looks just like the photo on the front of the book.