A massive sigh of relief

Yesterday I realized that one of my family members has a birthday before Christmas, which is when the massive super secret project needs to be finished. (Actually, two of my family members have birthdays before Christmas, but you don’t have to worry that I’m talking about you, Matt. I know you read the blog sometimes.)

Months ago, I had decided that I would make the knitted notebook cover (and even cover a notebook with it) from 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders for said family member’s birthday. However, I was pretty sure I didn’t have an appropriate color. So how lucky was it that I won this perfectly colored skein of Colinette Jitterbug from Jane’s latest contest? (My caption for the linked photo was “Plz no hitz! Did not meanz to telz ending of ur buk.” Winners were chosen by random number.) Thanks, Jane! (We shall not discuss the fact that the Jitterbug will knit to a completely different gauge than yarn called for in the pattern. Right?) (My goodness, I must be feeling particularly parenthetical today, eh?)

“Oh, that is pretty. I wonder if it tastes as good as it looks?” -Mayhem

“Although I really came over here to get you to throw my somewhat green mouse for me, Mom. Pretty please?” -Mayhem