On top of all the ambitious sweater projects I have lined up for myself, I decided to start another Damson. Which gave me fits the last time I attempted it.
This one is for my dear friend Jorie, who has no knitted items from me at all. This is a tragedy of epic proportions. She picked out the yarn when we were at fibrespace in Alexandria, VA over Christmas break. She didn't realize she was picking out the yarn, but she fell in love with it and oohed and aahed... Done and done.
It's a malabrigo sock in Primavera. Gorgeous yarn. Really pretty colors. And absolutely not suited to me in the slightest, so there's no temptation to keep it.
Here's an in progress pic:
Also, on the good news front, my mother sent me one of my father's camera's. It's a digital SLR, about 4 years old, which I'm excited about. I think it will be a good starter camera for me. It'll give me a chance to learn a little bit about photography before I start investing in a newer camera.
It was bittersweet to get his camera in the mail. I opened it up and the camera bag smelled like my dad. And there was a 3x5 card in there that he'd written a bunch of notes on. I missed him a lot at that point. It's the first visceral reminder of my father that I've gotten since he died.
So I'll keep the 3x5 card in there.
Also, I'm nearly done with Bruce's sweater. I completed the body last night and now all I'm doing is the collar! WOO!
As you all may have heard, it's snowing a little bit in NYC:
Georgia and I went out in it because we were feeling a bit stir crazy. That wasn't the smartest thing we've done in a while. 40 mph winds and it is snowing horizontally.
In other words, awesome knitting weather.