Not much to look at yet

I'm in the middle of a 2 week impromptu vacation (I had a bunch of overtime I needed to use up before the end of the fiscal year) and I'm in heaven. Tons of knitting, pots of tea, books on tape, cross-country skiing, walks in the woods. Balms for the soul.

Curiously, this break hasn't yielded interesting blogging fodder. Mainly because I've been s l o w l y trudging on the Icarus shawl from Interweave Knits Summer 2006, and despite clocking major knitting hours, it is not growing at a rate that is visible to the human eye. But I trust that in time and with the miracles of blocking, a shawl will materialize. One day.

As long as I don't go blind first. Knitting in BLACK LACEWEIGHT sure is tough on the peepers! I can barely see my stitches in the inky depths of black misti baby alpaca (I didn't choose this, I'm knitting it for a friend's wife). Thanks goodness for my Ott-lite!