We're back from PA. It was a pretty good trip, besides the funeral and sorting through my mother's belongings aspect of it. When we arrived in PA there was still some snow on the ground. The kids were in heaven. They played out at least an hour the first afternoon (we arrived around 4pm) and at least 3 or 4 hours on Saturday. I don't think there even needs to be snow on the ground, they just enjoy being at Pappy's house in the woods!
I started the Amanda Hat when I got to my dad's house Friday night. I got through the first 9 rows then started in on the "lace" pattern. Ugh. Did it wrong and had to frog it as it was too difficult to "unknit" the entire row. I had borrowed dpns from Ashley and they weren't quite long enough to hold all of the stitches...I really need to get a pair of circulars to do the hat. Soooo, last night I looked at the laceweight yarn Mary had sent me from Canada, wound it all up into a nice ball, and started on the Forest Canopy Shawl. It seems pretty easy so far and you can see a photo below. We'll see how I proceed later today if I get a chance to sit down and work on it.
Photos: snow at Pappy's house in PA. Beginnings of the shawl on the needles.