Back in December, I went to Vancouver for a week. During that time, I lent my car to my bro and SIL since they only have one. At that time, my SIL's mom (Mrs. C) came to town via the train. I figured - "I'm not going to be using my car. Someone might as well." Plus, my SIL's mom and I go way back. It's not like we have weekly phone chats, but I've known her since I was about 14, and she's a crafter, (She used to take me to craft fairs and out to dinner when I was in University) so I'd say we're friends. :)
Anyways... when I got back from the Vancouver trip and opened up the trunk of my car I found a whole bunch of yarn. Now, that in and of itself might not be weird, but I didn't recognize this yarn at all. And yes. I have *a lot* of yarn in my stash... but not that much!
Turns out Mrs. C. was kindly giving me some yarn she didn't know what to do with. I gladly brought that yarn into the fold, and when deciding to use it, I figured I would keep it in the family. Thus, I made my niece this:
My gage was a little bit off from what is recommended in the pattern, so I scaled down the number of stitches to 102, but otherwise I pretty much followed the directions to a T. (Or an N if you will.)
It is an okay pattern. I do wish I'd followed my gut and added more stitches after the cabled top. The skirt part doesn't have enough flow/room for my liking... But oh well. Still cute. Ish.
I'm still debating about the buttons. (I've been having button choosing trouble lately, haven't I?) And then done.