Of course Bentley had to help baste. *sigh*
In addition to the shawl, I also recently finished a pair of knitted socks. I didn't want to haul the shawl to Scotland, but I needed something to work on while traveling. I started with this skein I got last year at the Kellyville Christmas in July fiber festival. It was half black/half rainbow and was labeled Morandia's MB Fibers. Unfortunately all I have is this terrible snapshot of the skein, but maybe you get the idea. I used the heel-toe-then-open-up-the-leg method my friend Melody taught me, and knit both socks together on two circular needles. It worked fine, except I think my knitting must have severely loosened up since my last socks because they turned out fairly big and loose. I shrunk them a little, but didn't want to felt them, so part of that I'll just live with. Also, at some point I accidentally got them all knitted onto the wrong needles and had to untangle, and somehow that led to one of the toes being 90 degrees off! Like a vertical toe instead of horizontal. It was so so weird, and I thought I was going to have to re-knit the toe, but it turned out there was enough give in the socks to just twist it around. I love the way they look- very witchy with the black and rainbow stripe.
I've got more knitting and crocheting projects going, some small and some large, so there'll be more updates as we go along. Are you guys knitting or crocheting anything now?