I have been busy reading and knitting and trying to watch NASCAR races. This is a bad weekend for me on that front. No truck race, and the Nationwide and Sprint races are/were both night races. I really did try to stay up for more than 1/3 of the Nationwide race last night but when it doesn't start till about 10:00 pm, I just can't do it. I guess I will probably have to catch the rerun that I think plays on Thursday afternoon.
I have been working on the Cinnamon swirl shawl to sell as a contribution to the church new kitchen fund. I decided there was more of a deadline for that one than for my own Lady Eleanor Entrelac. Although that one is big enough to fling around my shoulders while I knit, I want to be able to sell the other in time to help the kitchen fund. I have been working on it off and on for a couple weeks now. Here is a picture taken this morning. I designed it myself : 3 border stitches on each side in garter, cuz I really hate using a slip stitch salvage
salvage edge. And the middle is several repeats of "Crest of the Wave" stitch pattern. I just got my blocking wires so when it is done, I will be able to stretch it out and make it just lovely. Here is another shot. It is a close up of the pattern and trust me, blocking will bring out the lace more. I like the way it scallops and the waves of garter rows between lace rows do help it live up to its name. I am thinking of calling it the Cinnamon Wave Wrap. The yarn does look more like cinnamon and less like peach in real life.