What arrived in my mailbox today, but an early birthday present. From my in-laws. It is the knitting sofware available from Knit Foundry. I happened to be on the phone with my mother-in-law when it arrived (total luck) and when I figured out what it was and who sent it, I believe I shrieked something like "You are the best mother-in-law I ever had!"
I can now design anything I want. You've been warned.
(And my birthday isn't until the 16th; the present just got here early.)
Now I'm gonna go dance with glee for another two or three days.