Yarn: Bendigo Woollen Mills - Pink Opal (about 10 balls)
Started: December 2007, finished January 16
I knit this for my sister's birthday, which was a surprise to her as i told her she would receive another present but did not give a clue as to what it was. She was quite happily surprised yesterday when I gave it to her. The shawl pin is still at my dad's as he was staining it for me and had gone away for a few days, so I have told her to get it from his house when he returns today. She tried it on right away and it fits perfectly too. Now I can finish off a few other knits that have been languishing in the UFO basket. It does feel good to finish a few items.
Lachlan's sleepover for his birthday went well too. The boys ate pizza and had cake, stayed up all night playing video games and talking. We went to bed about 11:00 so I am sure they stayed up until midnight. Luckily Lachlan's birthday is always over the school holidays so it doesnt matter if they go to sleep late. He got lots of phone calls from relatives too, and is quite happy to have received money for presents. He is at that age where no-one really knows what to buy for him so it is easier for him to buy his own presents. I am glad that Isabelle prefers presents to money at her age. I think it is much nicer, and she always loves handmade things too. The boys have gone out for a few hours to give me a nice peaceful rest for a few hours (hopefully) as they are so loud and noisy all together. I do like that Lachlan has really good friends, and I do hope that they stay friends as they get older too. Now I am off to clean up the house a bit from the boys, and try and finish off some more knitting.