I'm joining along with Small Things for her Yarn Along this week.
I've been reading Robert Asprin's Another Fine Myth this week. This is a young adult book and it is hilarious. I have been having to fight with Gabriel to find time to read it. The book is about a magician's apprentice named Skeeve and a demon named Aahz. Their adventures will have you rolling. I love Asprin's consistent play on words, and would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy.
While I was in Oklahoma, I took my niece, Cadence, to the local yarn store with me, or more properly, her mommy took us all to the store. At any rate, I allowed her to pick out some yarn to go with a pattern she'd picked out the night before. She chose a lovely pink Plymouth worsted weight yarn. It has been a dream to work with.
The pattern, on the other hand, was a pain. It is Sea Princess by Elena Nodel. This is a very detailed pattern. The pattern, without the cable pattern, is 25 pages long. For all that, it is extremely confusing. I don't consider myself a beginning knitter, and after I figured out how the pattern was written, it was actually not a hard pattern to knit, but wow. I ripped it out twice before I got it going correctly on the third try. It was worth it, though. It is a gorgeous pattern, and I am glad I took the time to make it. I am thrilled with the way it turned out. I just need to mail it to Sally now.
I have also finished my sister and brother-in-law's Christmas present. Of course, unlike the sweater, they haven't seen it, so I can't post pictures. I'm just thrilled that I've finished two of my hand knit gifts! I'm almost finished with my mom's, which is another Cladonia shawl, but I ran out of yarn and have to order more. I am so close to being finished I can taste it!