On the subject of heirloom knitting, I've given the complicated fine lacy shawls a rest and started on the first 'proper garment' (according to MWNN). It's the short sleeved Top from Noro Designer Mini Knits I'm knitting it in Posh Yarn in the most beautiful variegated lilac silk/merino yarn.
It's going well - I have the back finished already, having started it yesterday during MWNN's absence at the Rugby on TV followed by a dinner debate in London.
ETA Oops, almost forgot to wish two lovely people, staceyuk and quinara, a very Happy Birthday. May your day be full of sunshine and good things.