Amethyst is my favorite stone. I was told at the store that the collection this ring comes from was molded from Victorian molds some guy found. Each mold was used only 3 times and each one has a different stone set in it. So I guess this is a one of a kind ring. I really don't care if it is or not, I just fell in love with it!
I did get some knitting done this weekend as well. I went to Depth of Field to see if I could find the yarn I needed for my sweater (Wear-Everywhere Pullover, Interweave Knits Spring 05), but ran into problems. The yarn I wanted to use wasn't in the correct gauge! I have no idea why I thought it was, I felt pretty stupid. The sales lady suggested a few yarns, but she literally stood over me while I was thinking about what to use instead, got on my nerves! I wasn't thrilled about the colors in the yarn she suggested so I just bought one ball in scarlet to try out. I think I might use this yarn in russet if I can find someone who carries it so I can see the color and feel the yarn. I started the swatch with the scarlet and I really like the pattern of the sweater. It is very easy to remember, but the knitting into the back of a stitch is throwing me off, my knitting looks very bumpy! I'm hoping that continuing with the swatch and blocking it will smooth the pattern out.
I went to Pilates class on Saturday. The new instructor kicked my butt! She took everything very slowly and really focused on form. For the first time I felt like I knew what I was doing. After class I asked her about a pose I wasn't able to do and she suggested a modification to help me work up to it. Both she and another lady said I was doing great for it only being my 3rd time at class. That made me feel so great! I missed cycling class again today. I didn't get to sleep until very late last night and I knew there was no way I could get through the day on only 4 hours of sleep. But I did go for a brisk walk with my coworkers today.
Today I got my Notice to Schedule from the CPA Examination Services. This makes it so much more real. I'll schedule to take the first section (Audit) at the end of the month. Scary!