Remember back a couple months ago when I was crocheting a sweater for Annie's birthday? Well, I actually did finish it back when we were living in the hotel. So yep, it was ready in time for her birthday. But she didn't end up getting it on her birthday. :( It somehow managed to get lost in the move. Or perhaps "misplaced" is more accurate. Rich and I spent literally hours looking for the box it was in the day before her birthday, but to no avail. We knew it had to be in the house as it never actually went into any of the storage units...but we. just. could. not. find. it. *sigh*
But better late than never--it did eventually show up. And Annie said it was worth the wait. :) She really, really loves it! And well, that makes me a happy mama, as well as a happy crocheter.
And you know what's the icing on the cake? Making this sweater counts for a Happiness Project item! Yep, my dear Ms. Heather, this is #8 from the list of fun/challenging/interesting things to do--Crochet something you've never made before. And even though I've been crocheting for *cringe* about 40 years, I've never before made a sweater. About time I changed that! So thank you, Heather!!!
And you know, if only I'd made this next month and if only I'd signed up for the lovely Trish's super fun-sounding Pin It and Do It Challenge, I could have counted it for that. (Yep, this pattern was something I originally pinned last year hoping to make it for Annie for Christmas. :P )