So here I am, a month or so later. The birthday pressies are all well under way. Sparkle, Sparkle is a touch over half done & Shimmering is a little less than halfways. Of course, knitting presents for people you see on a regular basis leads to a problem: on the days I will see them, do I forgo knitting or have another project? I opt for the latter. My lovely decoy projects are almost always for me & sometimes take on a life of their own.
Which is the situation I find myself in now. I decided Kay Meador's "Sweet Little Nothing" (free pattern on Rav; it's really cute!) would be a perfect thing to wear when mornings are cooler & I wait for the bus. And I have some Bernat Satin in "foliage" (a bright green) that will knit up nice & be washable should some fruit get spilt on it at work. Of course, being a sweet & simple pattern, I immediately had to modify it: I added Cat's Paw motifs to it, willy-nilly. You can see the results on my project page; it's listed as "Sweet Little Cat's Paw". Here's a pic:
So my little jacket is nearly done & I've still got quite a bit of work to do on the girls' presents. And I haven't done anything overly crazy lately, so....
Go do a Rav search for "In The Pink" by Izzy ?; It's a lace shawl. It's a wow pattern. I have 2 lovely balls of Marks & Katten Fame Trend that are dying to be knit up. I started it once & then frogged it as the needle size wasn't right for the yarn. I did take a pic of that first try though. I need to get some bamboo dpns in 3.75 or 3.5; my nickel plated ones are too slippery to get it started again.
That's all the news that's fit to print! TTFN