I've been plugging away at Cozy... really the only knitting project I have been spending time on the last couple of weeks. She is currently 50% done, measuring in at 26":
At this rate, it will be 52" long unblocked. It looks like Cj's grew 15" when she blocked her's, so with any luck mine will be over 65" long when finished - perfect for the recipient!
The pattern for Cozy is pretty mindless, but upon reaching the 50% point I needed more stimulation, and beads seemed to do the trick:
This is the Double Drop Necklace kit that I purchased from Earth Faire last week. Talk about a speedy knit! Including stringing all 1800+ beads, I have spent about seven hours on this baby, and the knitting is officially done. I'm a little stuck on the casting off / finishing directions, but perhaps I'm just over-thinking it (no, not me!). I could not find any errata or clearer direction, so I might just give it a whirl - and if it is wrong and the whole thing comes apart, that's okay - I only spent seven hours on it, right?