I finished Lu minutes before I wore it. I'm so glad I pressed on to finish it because I received so many compliments. I wore it to Stitches East, so it was doubly nice receiving compliments from people who knew what they were talking about. I told everyone who asked where to get the pattern from. so hopefully they've made a few sales. I didn't have time to get a shawl pin so I used a stick pin I made a while ago. I wore it to work yesterday and used a a piece from a hair clip I had. I actually think I like that better. Some statistics:
Yarn: Lion Brand Jiffy from JoAnn's
Color: El Paso
Yardage: 2 skeins and a piece of another one maybe 250 yards. After not thinking I had enough of the original yarn, I probably would have as I had to go up two needle sizes.
Cost: $1.99 a skein
Does it look like the picture: Yes.
Will I make it again: Most definitely. I bought yarn at Stitches to use. I'd like to make it a third time in a more expensive yarn, maybe a silk blend. I'm thinking I may make a couple for gifts for Christmas. We'll see, I only have two hands (or so I keep telling myself).
It's any easy pattern and a relatively quick knit. It's not one to take to Knit night or any place where you socialize, it takes some concentration. Or at least I did.
Up next, Christmas gifts for my mother and sisters.