I am almost over my cold. That's good. The shawl is not moving as quickly as I'd like, which is bad, and I'm also about to embark on a new project.
I received a lovely skein of MadelineTosh sock in Wilted Rose for my birthday, and since I am still recuperating, I think I need a little "me" knitting.
To be honest, I have knit more for myself this year than ever. I have also broken more needles than ever this year. I don't know that it's a coincidence or just a bit of bad luck. It doesn't happen on every project, and it's not only on the projects that are for me. I think it's more just about time I broke a couple of needles. I think I'm up to 3 or 4 now in the past 10 months. I have another birthday sweater to knit as well, and I have more than enough yarn for it, but no pattern. I think I may wing it.
My apologies for the terrible pictures - I was lazy and didn't want to go outside (flaring of allergies with the remnants of a cold don't mix well). Indoor lighting isn't as good as outdoor.
In other news, I have at least one new project to start this summer. Jolie posted something about Amish puzzle balls, and since I have a toddler who loves to be kept busy, I think it will work well. I can add it into a busy box for the fall while the older two children do schoolwork. It's going to be a busy summer.