I woke up to the most glorious sunrise today. The photo of course doesn't do it justice. The orange was at least twice as vivid.
It's been pretty insane around here. I was contacted by someone from Stitch and Bitch about one of my patterns a week or so ago. They asked to use it for their 2008 calendar. I had to do a "little" work on the pattern to bring it to their standards. It turned out to be a total re-write. A good learning experience for me, just poorly timed, being the week before Christmas. I managed to finish that last night. Now it's time to concentrate on baking cookies and wrapping gifts. Luckily the able 15 year old DS is home today and has promised to help. He'll be baking and wrapping all day, sweet boy.
The sweet boy taught me a trick on the m*c today. (If you are wondering about the use of * to replace the "a" see Cara's post.) Just press "control, option, apple, 8", it makes your screen go into negative. Try it if you are a m*c user. It's useless but fun.
I finished my sister's (this is sister #2, mother of the cutie here, and uber-genius-faculty-at-a-major-university-over-achieving-phenom) gift a few days ago. I just didn't get a chance to photograph it until this morning. It's the Shetland Triangle from Wrap Style. I love the pattern. It's the second time I've made one, and will no doubt knit it again. I am a sucker for simple shawls.
Pattern: Shetland Triangle, by Evelyn Clark, Wrap Style
Yarn: Brooks Farm, Four Play; 50%/50% Wool and Silk, yum
Needles: Knitpicks options, size, um, don't remember, was in too much of a knitting frenzy at the time
Time to knit: About a week
Comments: Love, love, love this pattern. It's gorgeous in anything from lace to worsted weight.
Sorry, no links on the FO today, too busy. Just google if you want more info, besides, everyone already owns Wrap Style. Right? If not, go get it from your library, or add it to your wish list . . .
Speaking of gorgeous shawls, I was the lucky winner of one of Mim's patterns in the Knit Unto Others challenge. Every one of her designs are wonderful, so it was hard to choose. I ulimately chose Seraphim. I've seen so many beautiful versions on blogs and have been dreaming of making one myself. Oh, yes, we will be seeing this on the needles soon.
Now it's back to the insanity, and oh yeah, those two skirts (for DD#1 & DD#2) I need to sew for my sister's (sister #1 this time, also uber genius, but this time rebel-world-traveler-computer-guru-madly-in-love-with-very-sweet-man) wedding on December 31. Sigh.
Merry Christmas. (And happy belated Chanukah and Solstice too!)