Looking back, the last knitting I documented here were my state fair entries. Speaking of which, today I got a check in the mail for $38 as premiums (which I guess means prize winnings) for all of those blue ribbons I won. Boy, if I'd known you could earn that much money for knitting, I'd have started entering fairs a long time ago! Although if you translate that into dollars (or cents) per hour, most people would be better off keeping the day job.
Moving right along, the next project I finished was Annis, a slender, lacy shawl. I made this out of a skein of beautiful blue cashmere that I had purchased at Madrona Fiber Arts about three years ago. It came out nicely, although I don't know how I'll use it - maybe as a scarf, it's so soft - since it's so light and narrow and kind of dressy that I won't have much call to use it as a shawl, probably. I put beads on it instead of doing the nupps.
I do mess up my knitting a lot and even though it teaches me something each time I fix it, I just wish that once in awhile I didn't have to. Is that too much to ask?