Love this pattern, but I have yet to cast on for the second. The color is more true here:
There is also sleeve-knitting, and you know just how exciting that can be. Except it's not. It's just lots of garter rib. Although I am about to transition into the plain stockinette section, so it's just bound to get more interesting...
As for future projects, I am just dying to cast on for Kate Gilbert's Bird In The Hand Mittens. They are so gorgeous. I have a little anxiety when thinking about future projects because on the 30th, I am having just minor surgery on my right hand to remove this cyst that has formed there. I really think it is a result of knitting! It's not painful or anything, but it was becoming somewhat unsightly, so the hand doctor stuck a needle in it and drained it (yeah, gross) then told me I needed surgery to make sure it doesn't come back.
In one of those a-little-knowledge-can-be-a-dangerous-thing situations, I started to browsing the internet in search or more info about this procedure and found the consensus is that it can be 10 days to 2 weeks before you can resume normal activity. Which is bound to have a big effect on my productivity. So I am trying to get as much done as I can before the 30th.
Let's see, what else? I had a birthday last week. I got some cool knitting magazines, some clothes, a digital picture frame, and a gift certificate to Stitches from Paul, who knows I prefer Loops, but Stitches is just down the street from where he works, and I just like yarn, so it all works out in the end!
On Friday night, Paul and I went to some friends' house to see another friend, Sarah who now lives in Philadelphia, but was back in Tulsa for a visit. Sarah and her friend exchanged Christmas gifts, and it was so cool because they each knitted something for the other. Here's Sarah modeling her new fingerless mitts:
Later, we went to this art gallery thing and I was walking around trying to get through the crowd when a girl stopped me and said she knew me from my blog. I guess she recognized me from the phot of Paul and me that I posted for Christmas. It was really funny and kind of strange. Hey there, KnottyLady (Ravelry link)!
In other news, Elly needs a haircut.
Have a good week!