I'll admit it. I'm a slacker.
It has taken me two weeks to get this sweater blocked and seamed. The sweater is seamed and then the collar added last. I finished the last bit at work this week and blocked the collar Friday.
No velvet on the edges yet. I haven't located any here in town, but I did find two sources on the internet. Their products are so drastically different from each other that I don't know which one is the correct choice. The saleslady in Joann's told me that although they didn't have velvet piping, they did have the cording so that I could make my own. I about peed my pants!
Don't get me wrong. I've made cording before, however I prefer not to do it in velvet.
As I've said before, I have a very strong aversion to making an actual baby-sized item. Don't know why, just one of those little quirks. It may be because they grow so fast and I want them to use it for a while. I made the 12-24 months size as planned since I didn't know the baby was going to be so tiny and I'd already purchased the yarn.
The Chatelaine shawl is eating up my time once again. If the original 10 pattern repeat plan works then I'm 69.40% finished with the body. Using 12 I'm only 58.22%. Still quite a ways to go. I won't be posting any pictures of it for a while as they all look the same just longer.