The Gridlock Pillow is going to be on the needles for a while. Added one row today. Better than none! I had to pin it down to get this picture because it curls at the moment:
Excitement, excitement! My order from Harrisville Designs arrived today and the New England Shetland is gorgeous. Since I'm new at multi-shaft weaving, I'm going to probably weave a twill sampler using drafts and treadlings from "A Handweaver's Pattern Book" by Marguerite Porter Davison. I'm very tempted to go with the traditional bird's eye pattern. I'm thinking that if I weave a 24" width, I will end up with a sampler that can be used as a "keep warm" cloth, otherwise known as a shawl.
I spun up a new sample of the blue merino this afternoon to determine drafting and spinning speed in order to match the yarn I spun a month ago. Success! Much better now. The skein of too-thin is already claimed for a new crocheted scarf called "Lacy Gray Alpaca Scarf" which appears in Judith Durant's "Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders". Only, mine will be blue.
Found another small army of snails under the bird feeder again this evening. Happy little breeders aren't they!?