How about a look at my testknit, now that it's been out in the public for a while? I had been waiting until I could get a decent photograph of its full wingspan, but between the heat of summer and the craziness of moving, I just haven't gotten around to it. So how about a view of the focal point of the shawl?
The pattern is Pterotactyl, the first design published by Marc Smollin, a.k.a. Peachox on Ravelry. I love it from both sides -- perhaps even more from the reverse side, so I actually wove in the ends on the 'front.' The concept is a simple short row, and it managed to hold my interest in what could otherwise have been a very tedious shawl. As it was, it turned out to be a great project for traveling, as well as for reading; during my weeks of exhaustion I considered knitting another one using BrooklynTweed Loft. I still hope to do so, probably once I get the motivation to read another book.
I'm always on the hunt for a wide, shallow shawl, and this is the widest shawl I have to date. The wingspan is huge, and I only used one pin during blocking to tack down the center so I could properly tug out the points. I recommend it, and if you like the looks of Pterotactyl, you may be pleased to find out that Marc has already published a second shawl pattern that runs with the concept a bit further, incorporating stranded knitting.
I have been juggling socks until I'm sick of tiny needles. But I've only finished one sock of each, if that much, so it feels like I'm never getting anywhere.
Here's the toe of my Priscilla Gibson Roberts sock; I have yet to perform the provisional cast-on for the second sock.
I'm slowly plugging away at my Shur'tugal socks, though a friend of mine sped through these in a week or two. Grrr.
This project is easy to work and very difficult to put down, since I revel in the way adding new colors transforms the way the previous colors read together. I made this progress during the past week in the most delightful manner; one of the local churches put on a reading of The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe in the park, with the addition of live music from the British Isles and free water ice. I'm only sad that we couldn't continue with a public reading of The Lord Of The Rings.