So I started my mom's birthday present over, this time using smaller needles and different yarn, and it came out oodles better! So happy I bit the bullet and did it.
I actually did get a lot of knitting done on the trip to Cape Cod. During the 4 hour car drive there I think I had 25% of it done, and another 25% while we were driving from beach to beach! I probably could have gotten more done on the drive home, but it was too dark. My boyfriend by now probably thinks I'm a nutz-o obsessed knitter!
Either way, I'm hoping my mom really likes it! I'm tempted to make myself one.
So now what to do with all this blue yarn? The possibilities are endless!