I got finished knitting Ixchel earlier this week, then my Mom very kindly wove in my ends (I have an awesome Mom!). I blocked it yesterday, and this morning it is ready to go!
I could not be happier with it. There are one or two things I’d do differently if I was to make it again (which I don’t plan to, but you never know). In the bottom band of the body, where there are arrows and starts going down to the bottom ribbing, I didn’t strand my work on every row. There were some rows where the yellow stitches were just too far apart to justify carrying it around, I thought. So I went back later and duplicate stitched the yellow in there where called for. That fairly substantially changed my gauge. So if I ever do it again, I will just carry the yarn. I was a little concerned with running out of yellow, which turned out to not be a problem at all. The kit for my size came with 2 skeins of yellow, one of which I never got into at all. I still had around a quarter of the skein I did use. So running out would not have been a problem. Though of course, I didn’t know that when I was doing it.
But anyway – it fits, I’m happy with it, and I’m very glad I jumped it to the top of my queue!