Perhaps the most exciting thing that's happened this week is that I've completed 10/85 repeats on the shawl edging. I'm shooting for 1-3 repeats/day, but at the same time I've promised not to hold myself to any sort of schedule lest I turn this labor of love into a chore. All that really matters, after all, is that I'm now officially working on it!
I've taken to calling my Akimbo shawl my 'conversation knitting.' Normally, this position in my WIP line up is taken up by a pair of socks, but this super-basic shawl works just as well. Why call in 'conversation knitting?' Because it's so simple that there's no way I can muck it up when distracted - as in having a conversation or when watching something intense on tv. At any rate, I'm ready to start the stripes and should soon have a finished piece.
I finished filling the first last night! Soooo pretty! I know from experience that this will be absolutely lovely when finished - soft and sweet. I'm already debating what I shall knit of it!