She's finished! Squishy (many thanks to Julie for such a fab and appropriate name!) is knitted and fringed and done. Must have been helped along by those good wishes sent to me by Mandella.
Here I am modelling her in the "Keep me warm honey" style.
When I just went outside for DH top take these pics, my eldest daughter spotted Squishy and breathed "Oh wow. That's beautiful." :-)
This is the "Look no hands" style.
I ended up using 230g (that's 598 metres) of the Fantazie ladder yarn I purchased from ebay last summer. I cast on 52 stitches on 10mm needles and knitted garter stitch until I'd used up 2 whole balls (200g = 520 metres) of the yarn.
If I were to knit another one, I would cast on 60 stitches to make it that little bit wider - this one's about 13 or 14 inches wide.
Last night I added the mega-fringe, which used another 30g of yarn. I really enjoyed doing this part - much to my surprise!
Now for the last bit - I have to wrap up my Squishy as she is intended for another. Ho hum. At least I think she'll be appreciated and enjoyed in her new life in Spain.
Last night I picked up Fortune again. She's lovely but she may need to wait a while now, depending on the weather, as it's merino yarn being used. Watch this space for more distractions.. not least being a new crocheted poncho for youngest DD as hers was stolen as we were 10-pin bowling last weekend..