I sucessfully ordered the rest of the yarn I need for gifts today, thanks Barb for the help. I know it seems terribly late, but I am a blissfully-ingnorant-of- reality-opptomistic-procrastonator (say that three times fast - even once is hard for me - I can't even spell it). Also the gifts I am making are mostly quick projects.
Because I could not help myself I ordered a hank of Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud in Midnight for myself. Just because. Because it looks beautiful. Because even if I never knit myself a shawl with it I will love to touch it. Because even if I do knit myself a shawl with it and never wear it because I don't wear shawls, I will have made something beautiful and luscious just for myself.
I just watched The Lake House last night, and with the complete opposite opinion of Barb's - I loved it. Funny thing: Jim did too.