Damson, made in lovely MadelineTosh Merino Light in the "thunderstorm" colorway. The yarn and pattern were a gift in a Christmas exchange among my knitting circle. The knitting of it was more frustrating than a simple pattern like that really had the right to be. I cast on New Year's Day but ripped back at least 3 times before really getting started at the end of January... and then there was the little adventure of running out of yarn for the last 5 rows. I had to substitute some of my homespun in a similar value but with a thick-and-thin texture, so the border edging is not going to lie perfectly flat.This is the shawl known as
But then, I got rid of my perfectionism years ago or I would no longer be doing handwork at all.
Snow day today. Yes, that's just 2 or 3 inches of snow and the roads were fine, but that's how things go here. It makes a nice background for my photo shoot.
Despite what you might think would be optimal conditions for knitting, I have done none yesterday or today. Quilting either. Yesterday I blocked the shawl and did some cooking: Mexican lasagna for dinner last night with plum cobbler for dessert. Tonight it will be Gumbo Zeb from the freezer, with hot sausage.