Mermaid Sea Urchin, a year in the making

In the words of Usher "these are my confessions....". I started this blouse for my MIL last year, when she came over to help us with the little poopoola. June last year to be precise. I just finished it this past Sunday. It's been exactly a year since I started this project. There's nothing else to say about that. I have some projects that I started 2 years ago and I'm still not done, so this isn't too bad. Hehehe...

The pattern is Sea Urchin by Ilga Leja. I used the exact yarn she used in her pattern, Lucy Neatby Celestial Merino Dream in the Mermaid colorway, hence the name Mermaid Sea Urchin. I must say I'm quite impressed with myself, because I hate sewing, and I'm not too good at it. I've been avoiding making tops and cardigans and all that because of having to seam the ends together. (I know there are tops that can be knit in the round. I'll be exploring those soon.) I suppose you can see this project marks a new stage in my knitting career: knitting actual garments. So without much further ado, here is the Mermaid Sea Urchin, modeled by my lovely MIL.

BTW, I got a camera!! A Nikon Coolpix L120. It's beautiful, and takes beautiful pictures. Now I don't have any more excuses for crappy photos, and I don't have to bother my favorite paparazzo who is currently...ahem, indisposed. Yay! Okay, more pictures.