First, a slightly poor picture of my FLAK progress so far. I’ve split the main middle cable in half for the two front sections, so the front will actually end up about an inch wider than the back, since I intend to add a ribbed button band, but I think that won’t be an issue.
I’ve made a little more progress on the bear rug since I washed it, but I didn’t feel it was all that important to show you a picture of the back end of a fuzzy bear skin rug, just because I managed to finish the back feet. Later, when it has a head, I’ll see if I can’t convince one or two of the more color-coordinated cats to pose on it for scale.
Oh. I forgot to mention that I started the Pacific Northwest shawl a week or so ago. It’s an insanely easy pattern to follow since it is all garter stitch lace, and the people at Fibertrends realize that there are some people, like me, whose brains and charts do not mix, so there are clear text instructions included. I was going along quite well when I was working on it at home, but then I went to Yarn-stricken and I really ought to know better than to try to do lace in large groups because no matter how easy the pattern is, lace is just not the best project to be working on when you are not really paying attention to what you are doing and instead sitting around a table packed with knitters at a bakery, talking about Roombas (we have one and we love it because how can you not love a little robot that vacuums the house for you while you knit?). This is actually the reason why I have not touched the shawl since Sunday before last, because I made it about halfway through the evergreen tree lace section, but something seems off, and I suspect I’m going to need to rip back a few rows to fix it. If it was just for me I probably wouldn’t bother, because visually it’ll likely turn out fine, but this is being made for a shop sample, so I really want to make sure it’s as close to perfect as it can be.