I posted her gift last week and shortly afterwards received this lovely thany you card. The sleeves were slightly shorter than I'd imagined but Amelia's Mum said they looked fine, with plenty of movement for Port de Bras as we dancers say. So Amelia was looking forward to wearing her wrap when class restarted after the Easter holiday.
Sunday evening just before I went to bed I received this happy email from Amelia's Mum
Amelia wore her new ballet wrap to her class on Sat. Her teacher, Miss Lucy was standing by the door as she was going in and said to Amelia 'Oh this is very swanky, who has been knitting for you?' Amelia pushed out her chest and very proudly announced 'Auntie Jen'!! Bless her she was very impressed, firstly with her new wrap and secondly that Miss Lucy liked it too.
I'm quite inclined to push out my own chest, the patchwork aran is finished. I am pleased firstly because I managed to find enough yarn to complete it and secondly because it is gorgeous, quite heavy but so interesting and very warm. Once I was familiar with the various patterns I really enjoyed myself twisting all those cables, apart from some shedding of yarn which involved short and slightly curly grey hairy bits drifting round the lounge. We won't go there or discuss Mr FF's comments.
So back to socks for now, to be knitted in Italy hopefully outdoors in the sun.