No Harm in Yarn

Can't we all just knit along?


I've finished the Tasha Tudor shawl for my Mom. It's a beautiful heathered purple color. I hope she loves it and won't feel like an old lady. I don't even care if she ever uses it. I want her to think it's pretty.
I did a gauge swatch for the Mickey Mouse sweater. I love when things work up a the specified gauge. After all the gauge swatch isn't fun. That's why people don't do them. They just wanna dig in. It sucks when you have to do more than one swatch and change stuff and waste time and yarn and yuck! Mickey didn't let me down! I think I'll have to start working on it now if it's going to be a Christmas present.
I wanna make some socks first. I need to figure out how to knit at work without getting caught.
An unrelated note.... On Craig Kilborn last night The Doors(21st Century) played. I'm sad because my Dear Ian Astbury is singing for them. He was all "Jimmed" up. He sang the songs like he's been listening to the Doors albums forever(like everyone else) and didn't do HIS thing. It's like the guys who are left want it that way. I wish Ian didn't need the money. Maybe I could make some socks for him...


Well, last time I entered the same paragraph twice. When I tried to get rid of one of them, nothing happened. So at least my words will be drilled into your brain or seem strangely familiar...
I put the Doggie sweater aside to make the Tasha Tudor shawl for my Mom. Her birthday is at the end of the month and she LOVES Tasha Tudor.Now she will have a nifty little shawl like her too.
My next project is a Mickey Mouse sweater for my father-in-law. Its done like a fair isle pattern with litle Mickeys and Minnies dancing across it. He's a Disney nut so... I got it from The Disney Book of Knitting. I've been looking for this book since I checked it back in at the Public Library when I was 18. I found it online recently and bought it. It's definately from the 80's(there are instructions for knitted shoulder pads) but has some great designs.
I bought yarn for a 2nd Sitcom chic sweater. It's the lavender color. I can't remember the official name, but it's pretty. Is it selfish to make myself another sweater?