Garden Kitty and Jetsam send their thanks for the nice birthday wishes. They had a very exciting birthday, involving a catnip mouse and treats. It would appear that they are still enjoying themselves today. (Much to Tess' dismay ...)
In knitting news, I am making progress on Christmas gift #1, and I should probably finish it by the end of the month. Which puts me slightly behind where I wanted to be, but not too much. And I don't want to be too terribly pleased with myself, since that nearly always leads to my immediate downfall.
I think I mentioned that I am taking a colorwork class at Rosie's. It's called Krazy Kolors, and everyone in the class is making a pattern of Kaffe Fassett's. It's fun, since most of the people in the class are completely new, or somewhat new, to colorwork, so it's not intimidating at all. I chose this project, from Rowan Magazine #40, called Dotty. I'm using a couple of Rowan yarns, but others as well. I had another project in mind, but The Tim really liked this, and it was a vest (as opposed to the sweater I chose - sleeves!), so I decided it was a good starter project. It also works towards meeting one of my New Year's Knitting Resolutions, which was to learn fair isle knitting.
The class has already met twice, and we have two more sessions. The first two sessions were to get everyone started, then we have another one in March and the last one in April. There is also a blog for the group, to post questions, progress, etc. I think it's a great idea, and hope that they will decide to have other classes with a similar format. There was some talk about doing classes for Alice Starmore and Eunny Jang's designs as well. Once I have a row with color knit, I'll post a picture to show you my progress.
Did I tell you that Halden and Ben (Doughboy's parents) are expecting a baby? Yep, at the end of June. They found out it's a boy (which dismayed The Tim, who was hoping it would be a sister, and they could name it Doughgirl ...), so I pulled out my copy of Itty-Bitty Hats and decided to make this one:It's so cute, I can't wait to make it! I thought it was particularly appropriate, since I know they both know how to sail. Baby hats are my usual gift, and I try to knit something that I think fits when or where the baby is born, or the parents' tastes. And they are one of the few things that I usually have no problem knitting in time to give as a gift.
Hopefully I will be able to keep all of my projects balanced and not get stressed out over any of them. I mean, this is supposed to be fun, right???