For some crazy reason, I’m having some trouble with a link from the News Tribune website to my blog headline.  I’m not sure what it’s about, so I’m going to try to post again to see if it was just a fluke.  Maybe they’re trying to tell me something?! 

I finished the small bolero last night.  All that’s left is to weave in the ends and block the heck out of it.  I’m still debating how I want to handle the larger of the two sweaters.  I think I’m going to just redo the sleeves from the top down.  It doesn’t look horrible, it just doesn’t look the same as the smaller sweater.  I think I just need to get a grip and not obsess over this one.  I’ve made so many changes to the original pattern at this point that I can pretty much say that it is "Inspired" by the Sirdir pattern. 

In other knitting news, I’ve been obsessing over this book.  It’s "The Best of Interweave Knits."  It’s by no means new, it’s been out for some time, but I finally broke down and bought it.  At the first look through the book, I saw at least 5 patterns that I would like to make.  I’m not a regular subscriber to Interweave Knits, although I love the magazine.  I think this is going to become my go-to book for patterns.  The Icarus shawl on the cover is gorgeous and worth the purchase price alone.