We reviewed the forecast today and decided that if I went to town I might not get home. So I stayed home and made Spanokopita – a dish that I have never had any confidence in spelling. I also did some sorting out in the utility room and tried to put away the dry goods that arrived recently from Approved Foods. In addition to that, and a little light housework (!) I soaked my Haruni.
I soaked my Haruni before I weighed it – argh! So I have no idea how much yarn I used and I cannot yet report it in 10 Shawls in 2010.
Here is my Haruni on the blocking table
I’m sure that a proper FO post will follow in due course. I really should get caught up soon…
Mr L had an email after lunch, summoning him to a conference. All staff to attend. Less than an hour’s notice. We started to plan how to spend the redundancy payment immediately.
Sadly, it was not redundancies. Contrary to all expectation it was an announcement of bonuses. Significant bonuses. We are literally gob-smacked.
Gail progresses – 4 and a half repeats done. I’m going to make inroads on her later.
In Other Shawl News: I’ve signed up for a mystery KAL. It’s circular, about 1,700 yards. I need to find yarn and beads, quite quickly. Swatching should begin later this week. I’m hoping to use my grey silk, but it may be just too skinny.
I’m quite pleased – it fulfils my requirements for 10 Shawls in 2010 and pushes my skills along a notch. It’s a Susan Pandorf, and she was on my list for escalating my lace and beading skills this year. The shawl should complete in May, so I’ll have something grand for this year’s Show. Result, I think.