After class I got to spend a little time in the yarn before I had to be at work. I love to spend Wednesday afternoons at the yarn shop because I get to see so many of my friends. They inspire me, encourage me, listen to me, love me. It's awesome. Today, I realized that I am nearly half finished with a shawl I have been working on all month. I gave myself the deadline of Oct. 31 to reach the halfway point. I was so excited to be almost at my goal. I love this pattern. It's a long, rectangular stole made of lace weight yarn. Baruffa Cashwool to be exact. It's heavenly.
Here's how far I am so far:
And here's what it will kind of look like once it gets all blocked (thanks to Connie and
I am so pleased with it and I can't wait to wear it. I know I am going to love it. I have several other projects going right now too, but this one has been my focus.
I also bought a new crochet book on Monday. Jinna had it at the Crochet Guild chapter retreat, and I loved it. I found it at Barnes and Noble and couldn't pass it up. I love it because it's practical, it's easy to follow, it's got stitch patterns/motifs *and* project patterns. And it's beautiful! It's "The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet." I highly recommend it.
OK, well that is enough for tonight. I am ready to hit the sack, and I think the silly dogs are finally starting to settle down. At least I hope they are.