My first "real" knitting project of the year is compete. My bolero is a tad small, and not terribly flattering, but it is done. I did everything according to pattern from swatching first to the grrr one-one cables. I am quite happy with myself tonight.
And I've done the swatch for my next pattern-based project, the "Pavone" shawl by Jayme Stahl. I saw that the example is in blue, but I found a couple of skeins of my white lace mohair yarn. I think my first "real" lace attempt should be in white. Sure, that may be stereotypical of me, but it feels right. And I really want to do it in *my* yarn.