The green sweater turned out ok -- not great, just ok. This was quite a disappointment to me, as I had many hours invested in this knitting project. I think the problem lies more with my choice of yarn than my knitting skills. The tencel/wool blend was a dream to work with, but it knits up into a very flimsy fabric. It doesn't drape in the most flattering way. Oh well, live and learn.
I've completed two knitted bags, which are in the washing machine being felted at this very moment. Both are patterns I have not tried before and I'm anxious to see how they turn out. That's a determining factor as to whether I keep them or sell them. HA!
What the heck do I need a shawl for? I don't, but I have to keep this beauty I knitted from some gorgeous yarn I bought on etsy at a fantastic price. Here's a close up of the shawl. It's just a big triangle, so a picture of the colors seemed more important. The yarn is a blend of wool, mohair and rayon. The colors are aqua, deep purple, navy blue and emerald green. It's perfectly me.
The last loose end to tie up is my foray into poetry. I've had to abandon this project for now. Apparently I can only write poetry about sad things and not about things that bring me joy. It was just too depressing.