I finally finished my poor sister in law’s Christmas gift. Anybody following Colorado weather knows we’ve been snowed in for about 2 weeks now. Originally I was working on the “Branching Out” lace scarf pattern in Caron Simply Soft. I wasn’t sure how the acrylic would do but it was working pretty well. Last week, at about 1 1/2 feet of knitting the scarf, I noticed I’d dropped at least 3 stitches and couldn’t figure out how to fix it so I had to start over. At this point I switched patterns to a 4 row pattern from Barbara Breiter’s website http://www.knittingonthenet.com. I’d hoped it was easier and would knit up faster. Obviously I still didn’t make it. Heh. It does hide mistakes pretty well though.