My current work in progress:

1. Woodfords, designed by Elizabeth Doherty, knit from Madelinetosh Merino Light in the "paper" colorway on U.S. size 3, 5, and 7 needles.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

You Can Never Have Too Many Shawls

That’s my opinion.

And just to prove it, I’ve recently purchased another shawl pattern: the Brandywine Shawl, by Rosemary Hill. You can check it out on Ravelry, here, or on Romi’s blog  — read her post about the pattern here. She is donating $5.00 of the purchase price for each pattern sold to Doctors Without Borders and has set herself quite a goal for the number of patterns she hopes to sell and the amount of money she wants to donate.

So if you think it’s pretty and like me need another shawl in your life, buy the pattern!

Meanwhile, I’m still working on the Chevron Stole.

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I am halfway done. I know this because I have just about finished the first skein of yarn, and I bought two skeins. The finished shawl will block out to at least 72″ long, I’m thinking.

Winners!

The great and mighty Random Number Generator has chosen winners to receive copies of my new book! So many of you left a comment (Yowies! 1400+ comments!) that I decided to give away three copies. The winners are Sarah, Jayne, and Kelly-Ann. I’ve emailed the three of you, so if you think one of those individuals might be you, check your email! Thanks to everyone who entered the contest!

Here are some details about the way I pick the winners . . .

I check the total number of comments on the blog post, and then have the generator pick 3 numbers within that number range. In WordPress (my blogging software) it is pretty easy for me to go in and find the comments with the winning numbers because I can display the comments for a particular post 20 on the screen at a time.

Why am I telling you this? I am telling you this because  this is the reason why I ask that entries be left in the comments and not emailed to me or sent using the “contact me” form. If one sends me an entry via email or the “contact me” form (which is also emailed to me and in fact sometimes ends up in my spam filter, for whatever reason), the entry is not assigned a number.

Okie dokie, gotta run! I’ve got a busy Sunday planned. Lucy does as well:

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She has to “make biscuits” on her sheepskin!

A kitty’s work is never done.

Bork! Bork! Bork!

It’s been one of those days. You know the kind — when you fix one thing it breaks three other things. Lots of internet weirdness along with work weirdness made me very happy to leave and come home for the day!

Oh, and my email has been borked all day so if you’ve contacted me and wonder why I am ignoring you, it is likely I haven’t seen your email yet. Hopefully the emails I’ve sent today have reached their intended recipients.

Bork! Bork! Bork!

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Now, if it had been Bjorked, it would look like this:

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And if it had been Birked, it would look like this:

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Yes, it has been one of those days. So much so, that I felt the need to Squirrelize the photo of Bjork:

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And I don’t have much of anything of my own to show you. I’ve got a chunk of knitting done on the second sock of my current pair:

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I took this with me to New York over the weekend. I got a total of 10 rounds done all weekend, I think. For some reason, although I knit socks on the subway every day, I don’t like knitting on Amtrak, so I spent the train time reading.  And since the trip to New York was for book signing and teaching classes, well, not too much time for personal knitting!

And I won’t even bother showing you the True Love Stole. It looks pretty much the same as the last time you saw it.

Bottom line? I’ve got a lot to do, but not a lot to say!

But I do have something pretty to show you. icon smile Bork! Bork! Bork!

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This is a handmade crocheted bead bracelet made by Julie of Big Sheep Jewelry. Isn’t it gorgeous?

And just so Lucy wouldn’t feel left out, Julie made her a pretty necklace.

Check out the clasp:

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Here is a pic of Miss Lucy is wearing it.

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And something I received a couple of weeks ago from an anonymous gifter:

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One of Rosemary Hill‘s shawl pins — in the shape of a sock. How perfect is that??!!

Lucy sez:

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“I’m a princess — I have a necklace!”