Because I haven't been knitting for long, I find myself not too up to date on important happenings such as the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. I know this is something I would really enjoy, and with Big Jim's bad attitude toward his job lately, he would have been happy to accompany me. Ah well, next year for sure!
I've moved the Insomnia Shawl from the craft room upstairs into the daylight of the living room. Although its really the Lavendar Linen Lace Shawl from Nancy Wiseman's "Knitted Shawls, Stoles, & Scarves," I call it my Insomnia Shawl because I started it and did the first two repeats several nights when I couldn't sleep. I often find myself starting projects or swatching in the wee hours while listening to my favorite late night show Coast to Coast AM with George Noory and Art Bell. I don't believe a lot of what they have to offer, but it's always entertaining. I especially like the way they are polite and open to even the strangest crank. So much of talk radio today is negative and nasty, and this show is a breath of fresh air. It starts at 1:00am Eastern time, but it's worth staying up for. Now, after that aside, here's a photo of the Insomnia Shawl - three repeats of eleven completed.
When I'm finished writing this entry, I'm going to swatch for a short-sleeved pullover, using the pretty bamboo yarn I bought last week. I find that as the evening wears on, the Insomnia Scarf gets too challenging. I usually don't like to have two projects going at once, but having some mindless stockinette stitching to do will be welcome some evenings. Have a good weekend.