I came away from the weekend with several observations. A strip mall parking lot can be entertaining if you're people watching - loud teenage boys piling into a car, barking dogs left unattended in a car, excited children skipping into the pet store. It can also be a good spot for production knitting while waiting for kids. There's nothing like a few hours in a confined space to add several inches to the latest knitting project.
My Picabeau is off the needles and next in line for a good blocking. I'll share pictures in a later post.
Since one project was off the needles, I had license to start a new one. In case you're wondering, that's our communal Easter / Spring basket in the background. That was one of my better ideas over the weekend - throw a bunch of candy in one basket for all to share. I don't know why I didn't think of it years ago. My not-so-good idea was leaving two teenage boys with potatoes, peelers and a pot and expecting that it would all land on the stove ready for cooking. You win some, you lose some.
Next up on the needles is Draupner. I would put this in the win column.
This shawl has a short row, scalloped bottom edge. Draupner is worked from the bottom up, so right now it's all about the scallops. I came up with a production system on the first scallop. One down, ten to go.