I've been on a roll. The Cloud Chaser was finished as we pulled into the driveway back from our vacation:
I love it. it'S soooo sowft, I'm very glad I went with that high quality yarn. Because the cables, and that endless collar? Drove me nuts! It seemed to take FOREVER at the end, so the quality of the yarn was a big motivator to get this done.
I then moved on to what looked like a monumental project but turned out to be easy-peasy: the Cecilia Coat from MillaMia. Honestly, the hardest part was the sizing. My kid is a BIG 5 year old who wears size 6+. So I originally sized up the pattern, but as I started knitting it, I had my doubts. So I did a quick couple of searches, not too many people have made or blogged the coat yet, but the few that did all said it finished big, so I frogged the first 3rd of the back and started over in the 4/5. Boy am I glad I did! It's still big on her and it will fit not only in the fall, but probably/hopefully in the spring too. Here she is, in her best model pose:
It was a super fast knit. the entire thing is dobule-stranded, so it's nice and thick, and that yarn is SOOOO squishy, it's fabulous. Now, onto the little ribbon dress from the same book, for the other kid.