I hope everyone had a good New Year's Eve.
Dave and I found ourselves at his uncle's and I found myself with several glasses of his aunt's excellent wine - so I can't complain. There was food, fire works (which almost lit my skirt on fire) and lots of laughs.
The cats were here by themselves, and apparently celebrated the New Year by trashing the house. I came home to plant dirt scattered, yarn EVERYWHERE, contents of the coffee table dumped and cat toys all over the floor. Apparently I have teenagers in fur coats!
They have spent most of the day sleeping it off. Rocky has taken over the box of Madeline Tosh:
I did indeed cast on for my first shawl. For my first one, I decided not to go to my queue but to design one of my own. I have been working on it all day...
It doesn't seem like much for a day's worth of knitting, but I've also ripped it out about seven times and started over - part of the fun of designing.
This looks nothing like the shawl I had in my head - but I'm finally happy with it. I'm using my Fluffy Cat in 'Pink Pearl'.
I've said it before and I'll say it again - I LOVE this yarn! It's so soft and silky and creates a beautiful drapey fabric - if you're thinking of knitting 10 shawls this year - at least one of them should be knit with Fluffy Cat. There are five beautiful colourways in the shop right now and if you spend more than $75 you can get free shipping until the end of the month.
Hope every one had a great New Year - and I have a really good feeling about 2010!