does chocolate candy count?
It's my birthday, so I'm saying it does. This chocolaty thing is now my candy-along project (at least the first one). It's katia bufalo, which is so very soft it's making a cheesecloth-like substance. I am calling it (at this point affectionately) Snag, since that's what happens with just about every other stitch. Damn pointy Denises.
This will be more like a knit blouse than a sweater. In the Filati magazine (I've tried to photograph below) it's shown in a much thicker, woolier yarn, with ribbons shot through it "for style." I probably won't do that.
In other birthday news, this is Ellie post-bath. I'm not entirely a mean mommy. I did give her a giant bone to eat, even while forcing her--because it was my birthday--to submit to two little doggie bows on her head. And here are some wonderful flowers M got me. He also brought me cherries & coffee in bed this morning along with Simpsons videos, and bought pizza for dinner. (I like the flowers next to my decorative and accessible jar of knitting needles, which usually suffices as our coffee-table centerpiece.)