First, some gratuitous baby shots:
On the left is my niece, and on the right is my dad and his grandson. His grandson/my nephew is having a hard time coming off the narcotics; please send some good thoughts in the general direction of Seattle.
I finished the first of the "Lichen Ribbed Socks" from Knitting Vintage Socks. I lurve it. It's very pretty and it was fun to try some new techniques. The heel is a "Welsh" heel and the toe is a "Star" toe. I don't think I'll choose the Star toe in the future, but it's fun to try new things.
And this is my birthday present from my sister:
Isn't it purty? It wasn't on my list, but my sister knows me well, and I'm always happy with quality cookware. She could have gotten the regular round 2-qt. casserole and I would have enjoyed that too, but how much do you love the heart shape? I can't wait to use it. I haven't decided what to make in it yet, but the possibilities are endless. She got me a cookbook to go with it, for Christmas, so I'll probably inaugurate them together. Tomorrow is my birthday, so I'd better decide soon.