I can't believe I finally finished this shrug and now I know why I was dragging my feet. The finished product is not at all as I had envisioned it and I probably will never wear it. I guess it is the combination of stripes and then the ruffle edging. I wasn't expecting the edging to be so ruffly. I would probably wear the shrug if it was a solid color. Project notes.. FAIL!! I guess not everything will turn out wonderful..On a more positive note.. I can now start on a new project. I usually use the summer months for finishing projects that have been hibernating for a while. I have two project that I haven't touched in a very long time. One is the Gail shawl and the other is a lace scarf I was knitting with my handspun yarn. I would really like to finish both projects. At the moment I can't seem to get interested in starting something new. Or maybe I just can't make up my mind as to which project to knit first.
The core spinning is going well at least. I'm pretty happy with how this yarn is progressing and I'm having a lot fun spinning it. I'm getting braver and adding different bits and pieces of silk ribbon and even some lace. There is just a little bit left to spin and I'll do that either today before work or tomorrow. I really wish there were spinning groups closer to the area in which I live, but they all seem to be so far and with gas prices so high and hours being cut driving that far to spin isn't an option. Lately Kissimmee seems to be at the outer edges of the knitting and spinning world hahah.