My stepmother's birthday is on the 18th, and I'm making her a shawl. I had hoped to get it done today, because her and my dad are coming down to fix my plumbing (the tub refuses to drain at a rate of more than 1 drop per second) and it would save me a trip up there next week.
Alas, I have been sucked into the glorious worlds of League of Legends, Planetside 2, and Minecraft. Note: The first two of these are free to play. If you haven't yet tried them and enjoy online video games, I recommend them! I also highly recommend Minecraft if you're the creative type. Though I must warn you, incredibly addictive.
Anyways, back to knitting. I don't have a picture of the shawl yet, but I do have another project on my needles that I'm very excited about! Vivian, a sweater I found (and bought) on Ravelry. I spent a lot of time looking for just the right sweater for myself while I was in Washington, so I could nab some fancy yarn from the local yarn shop up there. I ended up getting Dream in Color Classy in Absolute Magenta. They were having a New Years Sale, so I got each skein for 20% off!
I also nabbed some interchangeable circulars, the harmony wood done by Knitpicks. I looooooove these needles. Until now I have been using relatively cheap plastic needles picked up from Michaels, and these are such a huge improvement.
I am planning on buying the entire set when I have a good chunk of spare change to spend on them.
I am so excited about seeing this sweater knit up, and that's just one more reason to finish my stepmother's gift.
More on the shawl once I have pictures!
Have you ever used a certain brand/model of knitting needles that were just an absolute pleasure to knit with? How about crochet?