Shandeh - where in California is your sister? My brother moved to L.A. about 4 months ago. When he finally gets settled I am going to hang out on the opposite coast! I showed my 7 year old on the map where we are in Virginia to where his uncle is in Cali. So exciting!!!
It is nice to see what the first 1/2 of the square is supposed to look like. I am using a heavily variegated yarn for that part and there is no way to tell what the pattern is. I guess it is not the best choice yarn for this section, but I do not plan to rip it out as I am tired of "do overs".
Success, finally. It is a tiny bit small, but after multiple restarts, I will live with it. It does stretch easily to the correct proportions. I am calling it my Christmas square. It was even more apparent while I was knitting it on gold colored needles.
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.”-Charles M. Schultz