Okay, I still don't have modeled photos of T-Twist (the Photographer is out of town today), but after questions about the double-decrease "poof", I thought I could show it pretty well with the top on a hanger:
It's pretty pronounced, almost like (if you'll excuse the comparison) a third breast. I think I will be ripping back to change to two separate decreases, because the poof really bothers me.
Other knitting: A couple of inches on Jaywalker II: Revenge of the Double Decrease (man, what is it with double decreases??). I'm playing with the Indian Summer Shawl more. The yarn (Cherry Tree Hill Fingering Silk) is stunning, and I want to show it off. I definitely think a rectangle is called for. I have 1300 yards, though, which seems like a BIG rectangle.
Sometimes I check my sitemeter to see how people are getting to my blog. Some of the google/yahoo/msn searches are a little funny, though most are knitting-related. Yesterday, someone searched for "how to roll a ball of yarn," and I thought, since I have to wind the other Cherry Tree Hill hank, anyway, maybe I'll do a pictorial of the process.
Reading: Still on Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death. I think I want to be Agatha Raisin when I grow up. She moves to a village in the Cotswolds, and as an "incomer", she's mostly ignored, even if people are polite. So she signs up for the village quiche contest to boost her popularity, and buys her entry at a London shop since she doesn't cook. Then she steals the housecleaner of a bitchy neighbor by offering her a higher wage. Awesome.
Writing: 22,500! Ah, yes, progress. I may have to give myself a Chapter 5 extension until Monday, though. I'm trying to finish by this afternoon, but the virus thing really threw off my week. I think at the halfway point (end of Chapter 6), I'll do some extensive revising since I have a growing list of character development that needs to happen, added scenes, information that has to be revealed early, etc.
Cooking: I did a kind of weird soba noodle-bean sprout-tofu soup today. Not sure I'd recommend it.
Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! Check the recipe archive for enchiladas and tamales :)