Last spring my parents went on a Baltic cruise, and they brought me back the most wonderful gift. A giant skein of undyed sheeps wool from Estonia. This was the best gift I've ever been given besides the three snow days in a row that Mother Nature just presented us AND the Mike Milbury autograph my dad brought me back from a baseball trip when I was in high school. Don't ask.
I have spent months researching Estonian patterns - borrowing books from the library and browsing the patterns on ravelry. I just knew that the project had to be very special and worthy of the wool. And then December came, and I was gettting anxious about my EZ project. I need to finish a few last Elizabeth Zimmerman patterns in order to pull it off. And then I found Wendy Johnson's Shetland Pi Shawl that she had designed to celebrate Elizabeth Zimmerman's 100th year. It is more than worthy of my precious wool, and it is written in 5 easy-to-follow parts. I finished part 1 yesterday before heading to bed, and I finished part 2 shortly after lunch today, and now I am into part 3.
Of course, I should really be knitting Christmas gifts, but I can not stop knitting this shawl for the life of me. I am loving it. It's highly addictive.
And that was Snow Day #3.