I don't know what kind of drugs I was on the last time I attempted the edging for the shawl, but clearly it was some strong stuff (personally, I think sleep deprivation was the culprit). Last night at UFO Friday I tried it again and now it's coming along swimmingly. I got through two repeats last night. I'm going to sit down with a movie this morning before I have to head out to sing all afternoon with the Choral Project at a conducting master class at SJSU. I'm betting I can get at least as much finished. And then tonight it's dinner with friends and more hanging out with time to knit, so who knows how much more I can accomplish!
A couple days ago I mentioned swatching for the Spring Blossoms Shawl. I found the cone of Zephyr and tried my hand at Eugen Beugler's crocheted circular cast on. The first time it didn't make much sense to me, even with the pictures, but after I noodled with it a bit I figured it out. I cast on the requisite number of stitches and started the first chart on size 2 needles, not the size 4 the pattern calls for. I did this on purpose. I don't have size 4 dpns yet and I'm not planning to buy them until the day of the Opening Ceremonies or I'm afraid I'll lose my cool and cast on early. I'm so excited to get this thing started and the idea of waiting is making me kind of nuts. Patience may be a virtue, but it's one I'm running a little short on at the moment.
And Kaelyn returned from Science Camp yesterday, tired, but so happy. She had a fabulous time. Recheck with the doc was good. We've upped her dosage of her daily anti-inflammatory and we'll do spirometry in a month. Meanwhile we're having fun with the Peak Flow Meter, imitating the Big Bad Wolf: "I'll huff and I'll puff...."