I chose to knit on the Halcyon Aran sleeve last night and I was still fired up about it this morning. See how much I've got done:
Starting with a sleeve is great! It made a great swatch, and I still have the excitement of starting the main body before me as an enticement. But I'm going to have to put it away, because my yarn from Jamieson and Smith arrived today.
The flattened ball band on the left is from the last ball I knit onto the shawl. See those lot numbers? They match up, every one of them. You should have heard the noise I made! WOW! So now I can finish up my Frost Flowers and Leaves shawl and I don't even have to rip back what I started.
I'm going to contact those nice people in Scotland and give them a big Canadian thank you.