I am very very very excited. Maybe excessively so. My longest work on needles project is ALMOST completed and I know I will get it finished this week because I have finally overcome THE hurdle - sewing on those friggin bands on the front of the cardigan. Now that I knew that they were meant to be so short and I did need to s-t-r-e-t-c-h them as I sewed, it was all so easy. Thanks Karen! (from SnB Melbourne).
And somehow I managed to pick up the right number of stitches around the neck first time, so the neckband is done as well. Last night I finished sewing in all the stray ends, and all I need to do now is sew in the sleaves and sew up the sides. I can't guarantee that will be done tonight due to an ironing marathon being required :( But it will be done this week.
Gabi's birthday was on Sunday but she is two years old and completely oblivious to the timing of that sort of thing and it's only clothes and I send presents randomly through the year. I called up on the day, and with everyone being willing to blame Australia Post, I think all will be forgiven when the package turns up a couple of weeks late.