I just want to let you all know this was one of the funnest knits I have done in quite some time. I couldn't put it down and it only took around 1 week of knitting for me to finish up. While family was viewing football and taking naps after eatting turkey I finished Speedbumps Phoebe Sweater to go along with her book. When the author comes to Serendipity next Saturday I will have her book signed just for her. This Ella Rae chunky really does wash and dry nicely. If you are around town come in tomorrow for our candy cane sale--our customers received some great savings today plus it was great fun.