Sorry guys, been too busy to set up photo ops lately - I will try to do better soon!
Not a whole lot of knitting progress lately, my newly 2 yr old has been very demanding lately and I've had too much to do in my "free time" to get much progress done on any of my current projects.
We went on vacation a few weeks ago to a historical town in IL called Galena, it was absolutely beautiful and it almost felt like a time portal back to when President Ulysses S Grant walked the cobblestone streets. While there I of course hit up the LYS - Fiber Wild - it was a lovely shop and I could have spent all day there, however my DH brough my DD in with him and she started trying to climb the loom and grab at the expensive yarn (of course) so I had to grab the laceweight alpaca silk blend I had in my hand, pay for it and run before I had to buy more than we could afford ;)
The intended project for my new yummy purchase is the Icarus Shawl in the latest (summer 06) issue of Interweave Knits. This was the first shawl I saw that I "had" to knit now...so we'll see how it goes, I didnt make it much past clue 3 of the Mystery Shawl before the lace got to me. This project looks pretty straight forward until you reach the edging so hopefully by then I'll have enough time invested to work my way around wanting to stick my Size US3 needle in my eye when the charts attempt to get the best of me later on.
A surprising development lately is that I've recently returned to cross stitching. I had 2 projects nearly finished when Gracie arrived and then burnt out. One is a blanket with alphabet patches that just needs the back put on and the other was a birth record that just needed the finishing touches - read miles and miles of back stitch with a few french knots thrown in for variety ;) I finally finished the stitching of that one the other night and now just have to clean, press and frame it! I'm really into stitching right now and am working on starting another project with her name...so yes, I have a wandering eye lately - forgive me knitting!
That's about all I have in me tonight - hopefully I'll be back sooner rather than later, thanks for hanging in there with me!