I've been working on a cabled hat since last Friday.
I'm not especially good or quick at cables but was very pleased about how the hat was turning out. (Looks even better stretched out a little...even if it is weird colored Red Heart yarn!)
I made it through the 4 cable repeats and then went to decrease last night and discovered this....See the two rib rows without a cable in between? Oh Crap! How did I make it this far without noticing that!?!? So back to the frog pond and starting all over.
I did finish my 'Pink Squirrel' dishcloth from last week's Dish Cloth night at The Sow's Ear though. Don't know why it's an oblong diamond instead of a square but maybe it will miraculously change during use. (Kathy Cubed calls that 'interactive blocking"!) Or maybe it just looks like that because I've had too many pink squirrels! But really, is there such a thing as too many ice cream laced alcoholic drinks?! Speaking of miracles. I came home yesterday to discover another box on my doorstep. I didn't recognize the return address and eagerly opened it since lately I've been just hoping for a bomb! It was the exact opposite of a bomb. It was this magnificent shawl from Friend Anne's friend, Laurie. I've only met Laurie a couple of times, but she still made this for me and sent a lovely card about how she hoped it would bring me comfort. It certainly did, Laurie. I felt like I'd opened a box of warm hugs. It still amazes me how generous and kind people are just when you need it most. Isn't it beautiful!? I can never repay such kindness other than to pay it forward, which is what I'm trying to accomplish with the charity knitting. Now I think I will tuck a shawl or two away for friends in need as well. No words can describe the comfort....