Congratulations to Abby from Yarn and Cocktails for winning the skein of Trekking XXL #104. Please email me your address so I can get it in the mail to you. Thanks to everyone who participated. It was so fun reading all of your "favorites" and getting to know your knitting personality a bit.
A week or two ago, I signed up for the Victorian Lace Today Knitalong. I made it in just under the gun though since they aren't accepting any new members. Can anyone shed some light on why a KAL would accept a limited number of participants?
Anyway, I decided to knit the Shoulder Shawl with the variegated Graceful laceweight yarn I purchased at Stitches West from the Yarn Place. I'm not sure I *love* the variegated colors for this particular pattern, but it's good practice anyway. I'm also a bit nervous because the pattern calls for 900 yards and my skein is 900 yards. I went down a needle size and I suppose I could leave off a pattern repeat if I need to. This may be a nail biter!! Thankfully Laura has agreed to teach me how to crochet since this shawl has a crochet edge. Well of course it does. I never go the simple route.
And totally off topic, for those of you thinking your gas prices are a bit high, Sunday afternoon I saw this: