(Note: Some details have had to be obscured in order not to spoil the surprise. But of course you'll know what I'm talking about, right?)
Way back in August I had an epiphany about what to knit for _____ for Christmas. I had been kicking around patterns and considered doing a _____ or maybe a _____ , or even a pair of _____ , but even after scouring the Internet and my LYS I turned up nothing entirely suitable.
So I decided to make a _____ , and work out the design myself using patterns by _____ and _____ as points of reference. (I've always loved _____'s way of handling these; in fact I'd be tempted to make one for myself except I think the _____ on the _____ might drape less than flatteringly on my _____.)
The yarn I picked out is _____ in the colorway _____ , which I think is both _____ and _____ enough to make the _____ really stand out. My only fear is that might a little _____ for _____ , but you have to take chances sometimes if you want to make something special.
Of course, _____ is notorious for putting a lot of _____ into her _____ and I have no intention of doing anything of the kind. All of those _____ might look fine on her, but of course she has no _____ to speak of so she's doesn't have to worry about her _____ looking like a _____ stuck in a _____ with a couple of angry ______ and Condoleeza Rice.
It's coming along splendidly, so I took it over to the park and got a couple of progress shots, mostly of the ____ on the ____. Here's one:
Do you think the _____ looks wonky? I know, it's a little dark. I probably should have gone earlier, when the light was better. Oh, well.
Tomorrow morning I get to go over and play with the nice boys and girls at Lorna's Laces headquarters. I've never been. I'm so wired at the prospect I probably won't be able to sleep tonight. I feel like this:
and when confronted with gorgeous vats of dye may well end up like this:
Note to Beth: maybe you should put the lids on tight.