My sister is here for a conference, so Mom and I are taking care of the boys today! Ann has had a photographic cut-out statuette of her 3yo on her desk for a couple of years and wanted a one of her 1yo. When the boys were here eating crackers a month ago, I was able to get some pretty good high-key (and easily cut-out) shots of him. Mpix.com can make them in two sizes (this is 5x7) and it arrived yesterday. It's really something else!
It's knitting!! I didn't get much done yesterday and today's progress will be happily hampered by the aforementioned boys. At this point, most people would switch to a circular needle. Ha! Wait. Actually, most people would have STARTED on a circular needle and knit the ENTIRE THING on a circular needle. Well, I don't like 'em -- never have, never will. I don't have many in my tool chest, either, and, honestly, am rather loathe to go buy one that will likely never get used again. I've been knitting for how many years now (?) and have never needed a US4 circular needle in any length before. So. I'm going to continue on straights, employing a third needle and even a fourth, if necessary. I may squeeze in another few rows on the pair I'm working, but that's it!
This is the striped version of the fingering-weight version of the Simple Yet Effective Shawl, by the way, knit in Noro Kureyon Sock. I was HATING the colors when I started, HATING them even more as I progressed, but I turned a corner while knitting out on Tuesday night, and they're growing on me -- I wouldn't say that I'm LOVING them, but definitely LIKING. I am seeing farm fields in spring, sand and surf. Anyway, it's getting better.
Have a great day!!