I wear my neck shawls in two different ways. It depends on my mood and the effect I am going for. This is the 'over the shoulder' style I wear most of the time. It is not for warmth but for fashion.
After sleeve two is done, I will try it on to see how much more of the body I need to do. I am not going to knit the waist that is in the instructions. (I don't have much of a waist anymore LOL) So, will just continue on until I get the length I like and then will do the neck/button band/bottom of the sweater. Those three items are all knit at one time. Since this is my first cardigan to knit, I am looking forward to learning how to do the finishing bands on this. It is chilly enough here now to wear this so I am hoping to get it done before we warm back up.
Here is the group (minus me) spreading and wrapping the beef tamales. It was quite a learning experience. It took almost 2 hours of steaming them to get them cooked through. So, from start to finish it took about 4 hours total. We did buy premade masa which helped cut down on prep time. My BFF had all her meat cooked and shredded the night before which also cut down on prep time. We spent about 30 minutes watching various videos on spreading and wrapping before we started too. Would we do it again? You betcha!
This is the fireplace (a fourth of it) showing the needlepoint stockings she made for us too. My mom was a whiz with a needle and floss/thread. I felt sorry for her when her hands got to the point where she could no longer cross stitch. She was still able to do needlepoint though and had a partially finished Christmas stocking when she passed. It was given to someone who could complete it and use it for themselves.