Happy Groundhog Day!
My day is still rather up in the air. One thing I will be doing, at some point, is wallpapering. I ought to be able to wrap that up in a couple of hours and clean up all my junk so DH can move on to the next stage...
I got the Spring '05 anthropologie catalog in the mail the other day, and pages 31-33 made me wonder why we're busting our butts. (One word: dust.) I love the green cardigan on page 18, too. I think I'm half as tall and twice as wide -- no, she's a stick, I'm probably four times as wide -- as that model, so no clue how it would look on a real person/me.
One of the things I've been scouting for when thrifting is belt buckles like this. The other day, I found only one -- huge, hideous, gold. This buckle was found among the buttons and things in Great Grandma's sewing machine drawers. It's just big enough to use as a closure for my Shapely Shawlette. When I first came upon it, I thought it was black, but it's really a very deep green. And I think it's Bakelite, which is very cool.
It really hit me yesterday that I have a significant FO on the horizon. I hope I'm not jinxing anything, but I think it's very possible that I could have a new sweater by the 1st of March. I'm not officially setting any goals (and sooner would be just fine, too!), but I am feeling very focused and determined -- feelings that increased with every encouraging comment yesterday. You guys are the greatest cheerleaders! I finished the first repeat and started the second last night and, if I remember correctly, the front will have one less repeat than the back because of the neck shaping. Whoo!