My self-designed Cashmerino sweater is SO close to being done. I cast on for the front panels last night and I bet I can get it done within the next couple weeks if I don't let myself get distracted. Progress so far:

I used this project as an excuse to learn how to work my knitting machine, only I am going to end up needing a full 3 balls more than the pattern called for, which doesn't make any sense. Regardless of the fact that it's machine knit and converted to flat instead of round, I was getting gauge, so I should have matched yardage. Boo on the possibility of having to use a different dye lot to make the back, Yay on the fact that this will be the awesomest sweater ever made when I get it done:

I am toying with this yarn called Solo (made by Online/Linie) and I brainstormed until I figured out how to make the fabric double-sided. Basically I knit across with color A, purled in the same direction with B, then turned and purled with A, then knit with B. Check it out:

And the post office finally decided to forward my mail from the old apartment, so I am now the proud owner of PUNK KNITS skull needles. Go buy some!