Like all knitters, I have a lot of UFOs (unfinished objects) laying around the joint. This isn't one of them.
I have two more items to complete before projects with a due date are off my needles. At that point, it'll be knitting for my pleasure. With the shawl finished, I whipped through the remainder of the first square for Mareseatoat's afghan. I have a month to finish the other two, but if they go as fast as the first, I'll be all done in no time.
By the time I got 3/4 of the way through this pattern, I finally got the hang of cabling on every stinking single row. Don't tell me I'm not a bit twisted myself. I have knots in my neck that feel the way this looks. I'm not prone to repeating a pattern. I get bored with them, but this one is an exception. Sometime soon, I'm going to knit this afghan for myself out of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran.
I'd be remiss if I didn't thank you for your kind comments about my shawl. I'm inordinately proud of this particular piece of work. It turned out better than I could imagine, in part because I had all of you to cheer me on. So, thank you for your support.
Oh. I forgot. I'm filling out the state fair application tomorrow. I have until the 6th to submit the app and the $10 fee. The shawl isn't due until I drop it off on the 15th. I've been assured that it's beyond good enough. Rumor has it that this will be Michigan's last state fair. That really saddens me, but that's a post for another day.