It's time for show and tell!
My Illusion Spade is coming along. I've got a bunch of stripes now.
But sadly, it has definitely surpassed the bounds of coasterdom. And I still have a long way to go!
Look! It's part of a spade!
I also spent part of the weekend working on another sock. (I had to keep telling myself that it was probably not a good idea to knit a sock while doing the AIDS Walk... so I walked without knitting. There was a knitting presence there, though--the fabulous Sarah, co-owner of my LYS, was staffing the ReBelle table and worked on a really cute tank top the whole time.) In the end, I finished the cuff and started on the heel flap. I kept getting distracted, though, by things like shopping and season 1 of Fraggle Rock, which my friend Samara bought. (Actually, she dragged me to Circuit City with her, using the promise of a Michael's visit as bait. Damn her--she knows my weakness!)
Does anyone else find themselves resentful of activities that don't involve playing with yarn? I have dinner plans tonight, which interferes with my desire to sit on my couch and knit while listening to a book on CD that I checked out from the library. I had to get it on CD, you see, because I find it very difficult to read and knit at the same time, and I've been hit by my traditional Summer Urge to Read Good Literature. I'm not sure why summer always makes me want to dive into the canonical heavy hitters; most people think of summer reading as light, fluffy, "trash" reading. I read the trash in the winter and the Lit in the summer. I am backwards. Oh, well.
I won something! I never win anything! I'm so excited. And it fits my new sock obsession perfectly! What a great way to start a Monday!