That's about when it feels like I started the Candle Flame Shawl :) It's looking gorgeous, if I do say so myself, but it's only gotten longer since last I posted a photo, so I won't post another photo till it's done. So, here are cat pictures instead.
I'm not sure where this plastic rose came from, but Geronimo claimed it from the table, and I decided he could have it. We tied a ribbon to it so we can swing it around as kitty entertainment, but he quite enjoys just laying on his flower. He's very secure in his masculinity.
Mirando loves shoes, and often naps near/on them. It doesn't look comfy, but he seems to sleep well there.
Knitting: On and on with the Candle Flame Shawl. I still love the pattern, but shawls are loooooooong. I've also felt not quite halfway done, since I hadn't attached ball #2 yet (which I did yesterday), but upon measuring, I found it's 50" long (the pattern calls for 70"), so I'm not only farther along than I thought, but I should have enough of this lovely yarn left to make a couple of scarves. I'm a bit impatient to finish the shawl, as my list of "stuff to knit for Butterbean" is *really* long :) I may start a placket-neck pullover from Last Minute Knitted Gifts (yup, String Bean, that's where the booties came from!) out of some Knitpicks Shine in Sky leftover from Picovoli, since that's a gender-neutral enough color.
Reading: Persuasion. I'm having a little trouble getting into it this time. Not sure if it's that I've just finished reading four Jane Austens and I'm ready for something else, or what. I'll give it another try tonight, and then I might pick something else. It's about time to start reading aloud to Butterbean, too.
Writing: I've called an end to the revision madness. I know there are things I'll need to work on, but it's time I started Chapter 7. And the whole thing will undergo revision at the end.
Cooking: Not much here. I've had a bit of a cold, so lots of soup and such lately.