Yes, patience and how about perseverance too? Despite my laments over finishing, I persevered and my patience was rewarded: ALL the granny squares are finally joined. And I wasn't joking about all those ends. Here's the proof.
All the work was well worth the effort! And I just loved using the slip stitch join (so easy and it looks great too--almost invisible). And the edgings round the hem and neckline finish off the piece. The only modification I made was to add an extra round to the hem.
And of course the dark pink fringe was the final pièce de résistance.
The pink fringe just "pops". I must say I am so pleased with the colour combo: soft pinks and fresh green reminiscent of spring flowers and new grass. Perfect for the arrival of warmer spring weather. Easy to wear over a dress or blue jeans. What a versatile piece!
And just for fun, I whipped up the hat too.
It looks more like a bucket hat than a cap (I think I picked up one too many stitches along the bottom edge). Don't you think it completes the ensemble? And finished just in time for my niece's birthday. Hope she likes it.