By the time Rebecca and I bought our yarn (supposedly anti-pilling acrylic--we find wool to be itchy), I had less than a week until the targeted Easter Vigil first wearing. Commenters on the pattern over and over remarked at what a quick knit it is.
Not quick enough for me . . .
Oh, well. It was ready by morning, and Rebecca wore her new half-sweater to our family Easter celebration. Alleluia!
The button buying expedition was a fun mother-daughter event.
On the other hand, picking out the yarn was decidedly stressful. We both thought green would look nice with the dresses she would wear, but Becca liked the currently fashionable, too-yellow shades that don't match the dresses (we had brought 2 along). We checked blues and white and were finally down to pink. I didn't care for the shade she chose (whose shrug is it, anyway?), but noticed the rest of the skeins in the bin were a bit less bubble-gummy. Instead of just picking them up (we needed 2), I mentioned the difference and we proceeded straight to meltdown. Apparently the lighter yarn was "itchy." These skeins were exactly the same, except for the dyelots. Yikes!
All's well that ends well, and Rebecca and I are both smiling now. Hopefully we've learned some lessons? At least I, as the grownup, may have matured a little bit. Time will tell!