I didn't post earlier (sorry!) but I wanted to gush about the awesome birthday gifts I got! My boyfriend (and his mum) are awesome people and I'm super stoked :) Sorry the picture isn't the best but you can see most of what's there.
(Clockwise from top left)
Knit Kit from his mum. It's amazing because it's got everything I could ever need in one little convenient thing (you can't see it really well, it's the red thing). It's even got a row counter and a measuring tape!
Ruler/Needle sizer/thing also from his mum. This thing is also super useful, I'll actually be able to check gauge now! Do you know how much of a pain it is to use a CLEAR ruler?
Charted Knitting Designs: A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns is an amazing stitch dictionary, I can't wait to use it! I wasn't expecting to get into designing stuff so fast but that's how it looks like things are going!
Mirasol Collection Book 14: Akapana has some lovely cabled sweaters. The yarn itself is super soft (squished it at my LYS yesterday). I really like the white v-neck cardigan (about halfway down the page) and I hope to make it as soon as I'm done my Aidez!
Pints and Purls: Portable Projects for the Social Knitter has a lot of simple fun projects, easy to do on-the-go that don't take up much space. Super cool!
In other news, I'm still knitting away at my Aidez cardigan. I fixed the error from before (such a pain in the ass, thank god Muppets Treasure Island was on or I would have killed myself). It looks better now and will hopefully be done soon (har har). I'm done about 9" of the body... so I'm maybe 1/3 of the way done that (ish) and then the sleeves and putting it all together... oh dear. I'll hopefully post again soon with more pics from the sweater! Enjoy your weekend :)