Look at me, being a good blogger, and actually updating with some regularity. Basically a miracle. :)
I finally got my Rock Island Shawl underway. I had started it sometime in June with some weaving cotton that I picked up at a thrift store for 79¢, and I just couldn't get the edging pattern to work for me. I started and restarted so many times that I actually wore out the thread (it didn't help that it is at least ten years old). I got so frustrated I put it away for a few months and after I finished my Peacock shawl in the SWTC Xie yarn, I bought another cone in black to start this guy!
I also want to throw this out there; I love my OttLite. M had to convince me to buy one, and until I had it, I never realized how poor the lighting was in my home and craft area. I am able to see fine details in much sharper contrast, and when painting, I am really seeing the true colors instead of having to battle with the color cast of the ambient light. I think they're very reasonably priced for craft/task lamps (especially when they are on sale! Joann periodically has them for up to 50% off!) and OttLite has a huge variety available to suit different needs. The one I have is a desk lamp with adjustable neck length and angle, and I plan to get a floor lamp for my couch crafting. Check them out! Your eyes will thank you!