I have been working my needles like a mad woman lately. With the long holiday weekend over, I have finished all of my Christmas knitting---yes, it's true, and we still have something like 30+ days, huh? I shouldn't brag too much. I have been wanting to make the patterns of my gifts for a long while so it was easy to muster the courage to work on them. They also awarded me another 500-ish yards to my year total, so I'd say the last week or so has been a tremendous success!
I also started my Castle Pullover two days ago. I decided to use some Elann Highland Wool my mother in law gifted me last year. It was the only amount of stash yarn I had that somehow equaled a sweater and I just had to, especially when Cecily had a special on her patterns. I am almost done with the body and toying with the idea of 3/4 sleeves. Still haven't made the choice but I am somewhere near approaching my seventh skein and still have two left. Somewhere in the back of my head I am picturing wearing it with a long sleeve mustard top, so we'll see. I think the lace will actually look quite nice once I am finishing blocking the piece. I am dreading the return to work, if only because I will have to put down the sweater.
While I was on the topic of the holidays, I have begun the sweating that begins when cyber Monday starts approaching. Will I buy anything? Can I really afford any more yarn or more importantly, do I have a place to house it anyway? Single luxury skeins or work horse sweater quantities...? The feeling of dread that comes over me is epic.. Webs has free shipping on orders over $75, but really? Maybe I can find something better? The questions are never ending.... I still haven't made the big decisions, but you can believe I will be red eyed with my calculator in tow at my laptop around midnight.