I know I said I would probably finish the Cat mittens this weekend, but yesterday I got such a great message on Ravelry: One of the Ladies in the 10 shawls in 2010 group, dartfrog911, asked me if I wanted to test-knit a pattern she is writing. And boy, do I?! This is what her finished shawl looks like, I borrowed the photo from her Ravelry site:
Isn't it gorgeous?! And the pattern is great so far, and I really like that she has used different colours for the different repeats (you'll see what I mean once the pattern is released :). I cast on this morning, and I'm using my KnitPick's Alpaca Cloud yarn in colourway Autumn. I had planned to add beads, but unfortunately the only colour beads I had that would match the yarn, were a bit too big. I tried on a few rows, but they looked weird, so I frogged and restarted without them. This is what I've got so far:
The colour doesn't really come through in this photo, I'll try to get some photos in daylight tomorrow. I can't tell you how thrilled I am about getting the chance to test-knit this pattern, it's so much fun. I'm very honoured that the designer asked me, I guess she noticed that I had commented on her finished one, as I loved it. It's a fairly easy knit so far, but not at all boring. I still have to look at the charts every row, and that makes me happy :)
Tomorrow Thomas is finally having the premiere of the new computer exhibition at our city museum. He's been working like 16 hours a day for the last three weeks, so it will be great to get him back to normal next week. He's starting his new work-hours next month as well, so he'll only work three days a week for some months. It means a little less money than before, especially since I'm going to be unemployed, but I think we'll manage. I still get 80 % of my pay from the union/unemployment office, so I don't forsee any famine or anything :)
Now I'm going to take a shower and then finish listening to the third audio book in the Twilight series. I think I said before that I think they are a bit adolescent for me, and a bit too sappy, but I still want to see how it ends. And I guess I have to see the movies at some point too, although from what I've seen on trailers and such, I don't think I'll like the casting. We'll see when I get there.
Have a nice weekend!