I can not say how happy I am this is finished.
Here's the story. I have a great Aunt who is loosing her battle with B. Cancer. She offered me all her stuff since she knows I like to knit. So I thought it best if I tried out the craft first.
IN my cocky manner, I choose a pattern and bought what I wanted.
Saucily ignoring guage. When I realized that no amount of ironing would make the thing lay flat I had to rip out 15 rounds... I was not a happy camper.
Imagine my joy when the only pattern that "fit" what I had bought saucily was an Intermediate pattern. Imagine when I realized, about 20 rows in that the size was a wee bit more than 10 inches across.
Anyhow... it is finished and I am thrilled. I am to visit my MIL tomorrow. This is her mother's day gift. My excuse is my saucy ignorance and the fact that we moved since mother's day and now.