Last year, I posted a knitting wish list. It was fun to look at the list and see what items I received or purchased, and knitted or not, so I thought I'd do it again this year.
From last year's list: all three French Girl patterns have been added to my knitting notebook during the year. I've knit Oceane, and bought yarn for Fantine, but I'm still trying to decide on a color for Diamanta.
I found Helen's Lace in Tickled Pink, and knit the Pie Wedge Shawl. I have the Teseo Yarn, but haven't decided on a pattern for the shawl yet, other than that it should be triangular and have fringe. I bought more Teseo after this photo was taken, just in case. And are you noticing a theme here, or is it just me? Someone started a Pink Lover's Group on Ravelry called Think Pink, and I'm loving seeing the photos of everyone's pink things.
The only thing on my wish list I haven't found is some Fleece Artist Seashore. I'd like to see it in person before I buy it, because the dyelots seem to vary so much. Sometimes the pink is peach. So that can be my #1 for this year's list.
1. Fleece Artist Seashore yarn
2. Fiesta Yarns, La Boheme, in Rainforest.
3. Sublime mohair for Haze, below.
4. Rowan magazine #41
5. Luxury Knits by Amanda Griffiths
6. Knitpicks Chart Keeper, a swift and ball winder, and a blocking board.
What is on your knitting or crochet wish list? Or do you have another secret holiday wish, not knitting related? I have a new charm bracelet, but no charms yet, so it would be fun to receive one.
In cat news, we've been struggling to help everyone get along. Tim still won't come downstairs, but Rosie goes up in his space. I try to defend him, but he hides under the bed. At least the hissing, for the most part, has stopped. Progress?
Rainy is my complicated kitty, taking over where our dear Charlie left off. She's not been herself since Thanksgiving. I've taken her to the vet three times last week, once for a checkup, once to have her teeth cleaned (and one removed), and once because I was convinced she had a UTI (her test came back negative this morning). She's been lying around, not very talkative, and I've been worried she was sick in some way, or had a toothache. But after bloodwork, an X ray, and the dental work to rule out a physical cause, the best the new vet can come up with is that her thyroid level is now too low, so we're cutting back the dosage of her pills. We also think she's had too much change too fast since her rescue, and just needs lots of love, encouragement, and stability. I went out and got a Feliway plug-in today for her, but I would appreciate any and all advice, except "stop worrying," which for me is impossible. :)