Thanks for all the birthday wishes! I had a good day, and got some nice pressies (from others and from myself!), including a gorillapod and some new filters. Cool. And just a little yarn – Stephanie gave me one of her Tour de Fleece skeins (she blogged about it here). Isn’t it pretty? Now I just have to figure out what to make with it!
I just realized the other day that the party for a new baby girl in my family is coming up on Monday – so oops, I’d better get knitting! The parents are punky tattoo artists, and the mum (who is my cousin) wanted black and/or cats. I decided on the February Baby sweater in a gorgeous black…I figure the lace will offset the blackness a little.
It’s not quite as blue as in this photo, but it’s definitely a little bluey – the yarn is Dream in Color smooshy in Black Parade. Being sock yarn, of course, this is coming out a little smaller than prescribed, but the baby was a few weeks premature.
Man, baby things can be pretty darn quick! Right now I’m finishing up the first sleeve, so I should be able to finish off the knitting tonight. I want to do a little hat, too. Probably a kitty hat.
I do like the lace quite a bit. This little sweater is fun – I can see why so many people have knit it! I did change it a little – instead of knitting the sleeves back and forth, I just put the sleeve stitches on waste yarn and carried on like any other top-down raglan.
In other news, I decided to get in on the whole 365 thing – one self-portrait a day for a year. I think it’ll be fun, and a great way to document in an everyday sort of way! You can follow it, if you’re so inclined, on Flickr.