I found out while I was home on leave that another of my friends is expecting. Can't break with tradition now -- must make another baby sweater. I really enjoyed making the "Snakes and Ladders" sweater from Knitting Ganseys, by Beth Brown-Reinsel, so I picked up 6 skeins of Dale Falk in this lovely heathery brown color. I cast on this afternoon, and did some knitting during Batman Begins tonight. I changed it just slightly, making a split garter welt instead of a circular one, but it's turning out really well. I've done 3.5" already, nearly finishing the first skein, and am almost ready to start the upper body patterning. I could set a land speed record for knitting this sweater, if I keep this up.
The next lace project is picked out, too: the Peacock Feathers Shawl. I got the pattern at Woolbearers last week, and got 4.75 oz of Jaggerspun Zephyr in Violet. I wanted Aegean blue, but they didn't have it. I like the violet, though. Hope Mom won't mind blocking another shawl for me...
Ooh, and Elsbeth Lavold has a third book out. It includes this pattern for a hood -- must get this book, as I really want to knit it. Not so much with the bobbles, but I love the shape, and I think I know a couple of little boys who might like to have one. They get superwash worsted, though, not the angora blend that is called for. I like these kids, but I don't think angora would be the thing for them.
Plans, plans. At some point I'll have to make something for myself.