In writing news, basically, I haven't done any this month yet, because I have a word credit from January, and I was behind on my spinning goals. But the plan today is to write a mission statement for the cookbook, and grind out as many words as I can on the novel, before I post it to the Misplaced Modifier's group site for next week's meeting.
In knitting news, I finished one of the Absinthe socks, and I'm almost done with the other. I have about 80 rows left and I'll be finished. I may be able to do it today at guild. The yarn is Miss Babs Yummy in Iris and the details of the project you can find here on Ravelry.
I need to work on doing the up-sizing of the Flower Power dress set that I designed for Kate S, so that's next on the list, but in the meantime, I think I I'll be able to start knitting the short row shaped hourglass v-neck 3/4 sleeve sweater for me that I've begun designing. The hard part of writing that pattern will be including all the short row calculations for all sizes and busts. But I've set up an excel spreadsheet to run calculations so hopefully I can manage it.
In other news, this is the last day of my thirties. I don't seem to be having much of a reaction to it, other than the hair thing (see my whining in my last blog post). Also I want to give a shout out to Mary T for the Shaun the Sheep. I found a Timmy at Target, and asked on Facebook for people to look out for a Shaun and I'd pay for it. Mary T instead found one on Amazon and had it shipped to me as a surprise. Thanks Mary!!
I'm putting a gratuitous picture of Kiwi in because I was testing the new camera, which is, of course purple. But it's also 16 mega pixels with an 8x zoom and about 18 scene modes. Check it out here. Yes, I am a strict point and shoot kind of girl. There's only so many hobbies I can realistically pursue, and photography just isn't going to be one of them.
I also got a set of the new 16" circular interchangeable needle sets from Webs this week. They run from US size 4 to 10 in the set and come with two sets of end caps and keys, and a set of size markers, and two 16 inch cables in addition to the tips. I'm quite happy with them so far, as I haven't used them yet. However, I have used their regular size interchangeables and did like them very much. They are similar to Knitpicks needles being made by the same company, but the cables seem more pliable and I like them better. You can check them out here.
I think that's it for today's update. Stay tuned for the continuing story of a type A personality and the Quest to complete the 2012 Calendar of Doom.