Here is a more updated photo of my work in progress (taken with my new HTC Thunderbolt phone, Thor).
This is a short-row shawlette. I knit a lace edging, then picked up stitches along the long straight edge of the edging and am working back and forth in short rows for the body of the shawl. A different construction for me and a very fun one.
I’m using Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in the “Creme de Menthe” colorway and a U.S. size 5 (3.75mm) needle. Because I am working on an unbloggable project at the same time, this is commuter knitting only. The lace edging was easily memorizable and one I got into the body it’s almost mindless. In other words, great commuter knitting.
Speaking of Thor . . .
I’m still loving my HTC Thunderbolt! What a great phone.
One of the issues with the Thunderbolt that I knew about before purchasing was that it really drains the battery. Knowing this, I ordered an extended battery for it immediately — this one (Amazon link). The battery (and new back that accommodates the extra girth of the battery) arrived yesterday (love Amazon Prime shipping) and now Thor is a little hunchback.
There is a reason why this battery has all 5-star reviews on Amazon. It makes a huge difference in battery life. And as one reviewer reported, the extra girth does make it easier to grip the phone.
Yesterday at this time I had less than 40% battery left. Today:
I got Thor a Seidio case that accommodates his hunchback so he is stylin’!
Lucy could not care less.
ETA: Danielle at fibre space tells me that they are opening up 20 more spots in the Dyed Delights Club on June 29. (I mentioned this upcoming club last week.) Go here to check it out if you missed out the first time around!