Sis has received the sweater. She was *very* surprised. She'd been expecting socks! I'm hoping she wasn't still expecting socks when she saw the size of the box that UPS kindly delivered yesterday. The report is that the sweater is gorgeous and fits perfectly. It's good to know that I guessed the sleeve length well. Sis is three inches taller than me, so has longer arms. I made the sleeves about 1.5 inches too long for me and apparently that's just right.
I told her that since I'd purchased a whole bag of Cascade 220 in Chocolate when we went sweater yarn shopping that I actually have enough yarn to make the February Lady Pullover too. So far she hasn't replied to that. Since I've already started the pullover, I'll pick it back up when I get done with the Sea Serpentine Socks.
Speaking of Sea Serpentine.... ripped them back out to the end of the toe shaping again and began working the smallest size. The foot was just coming out a tiny bit too large at the medium size (after ripping out the large size). I'm tempted with this yarn (Hacho) to go up to a size 3 needle. The fabric right now is a bit dense. Will have to consider that for the next pair with Hacho.
Since I now have an official signed/accepted job offer, I have gone ahead and ordered my yarn for the Evenstar Shawl. I decided on Blue Moon Fiber Arts Silk Thread II in Winter Solstice, just like the designer used. I love the glowing silver grey color. The second clue of the shawl just came out so I'm just a tiny bit behind. Perhaps the yarn will arrive late next week and I'll think about getting started. I'm also going to sign up for the whole Lord of the Rings mystery pattern series. The previews she's given look gorgeous!!