Knitting sweaters for other people can be tricky, especially if they're not close enough for regular fittings. Fortunately, the trend of slouchy cardigans means I can make up a gift that will fit most without a lot of shaping.
I had posted before that I was working on a gift for my mom during the holiday week that I had off work. All that free time to crochet, and the result was a warm blanket-like wrap based on the pattern by Spoons and Hooks. I'm going to start using timers for my projects, because I'd be curious to know how long this took in the end. I think it was only about 30 hours, because that granny square is such an easy flow. The edging went a little slower, but was still just a simple single crochet. No tricky new stitches here.
I sent the cardigan a few weeks ago, just in time for a cold snap in North Georgia. It actually snowed there, a very rare event! My mom sent back some lovely pictures, taken by her photographer husband and featuring her wild little dog, Koozya.