Well, I have decided on the yarn and on the pattern (although I will probably not cast on until after the Olympics, Wales needs me). I will be using Dani's wonderful hand-dyed sock yarn in the variegated Gryffindor colors. I believe that I will use Mossy Cottage's Dublin Bay pattern (although I now know I'll need to sue size 0s to get the guage right. In an ideal world, someone in my family (Hi John!) will help me wind this before the end of the Olympics so that I can dive right in and start them before March.
I finished a small, but very gratifying project last night. It was my Panta Headband (warmer?). It's also a completed KAL, yay me. I used my first skein of hand-spun in over 10 years and my first attempt at plying ever. I cant explain it, but wearing it home from the meeting (where I finished it) I was at last night, made me feel so good. It's such a small and easy knit, but the fact that is that all the steps involved in making something to keep my ears warm made it so much more than it appears. Last May, I went to Cummington, MA to a sheep and wool festival and to meet Cate so that I could buy her Lendrum ST wheel. I also bought hand-dyed roving from various vendors. I spun some of this roving over the summer and fall onto two bobbins and then plyed it into a single skein, which I knit into my silly looking, but very warm and comfy head warmer. I can't tell you how much this tickles me!