Remember my Fir Cone Square Shawl from the Folk Shawl book? What's the date on that post? 2005 when I started casting off? Well, my "resolution" this year has been to dig out and finish one UFO for every FO completed, so once I got the Ene Shawl off the needles, I dug out the Fir Cone Square, determined to get that baby done! It's a knitted cast-off edge, which is lovely but super slow going for me. It's coming along, but I'm getting short on yarn, I think. And of course, there's no yarn band ANYWHERE, and no record of the yarn in a single blog post. Silly silly knitter. So I made an educated guess, posted my request in the ISO section of Ravelry, and in just a few hours, have a ball of Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool in Graphite (discontinued, of course) winging its way to my from a lovely knitter in Seattle.
Le sigh. Je t'aime Ravelry. And fingers crossed I put a call out for the right color!
And vacay was fantastic, as they generally are. We rented a lovely oceanfront house on the North Shore of Kauai, right on Anini Beach, with my family. The beach is protected by a huge reef, so no shore break, and the little miss could wade into the water for 20+ yards before it would get over her knees. Nice. Perfect for a family with small kids. And decent snorkeling. And really good coconut hunting too!