Cousin's OSW is complete! I resisted the urge to dawdle between finishing the main part and picking up stitches for the edges. I finished all the knitting Sunday night, wove in the ends this morning, and am "blocking" it - hahaha! - by wearing it to work today. Yes, I know it's 100 degrees out, but believe me the OSW sure came in handy on the bus this morning. I think the city could solve all its financial problems by portioning off a bit of space on the back of each bus and selling it to rich Manhattanites who want to be cryogenically frozen after they die. My office is about 5 degrees warmer than the bus. Seriously. Anyway, I did make a few mods to the pattern and will have a proper post about this FO later (complete with pictures).
Yesterday was gorgeous out, SIL was free, and we had a Glaistig photo shoot! I just need to upload all the photos from my camera, and I can mail in my submission. Whee!
Thank you to all who sent such nice comments and e-mails about Darrow. That pattern (as a set with two others - a cap in Noro Iro, and a beret pattern written for multiple gauges) will be available for swap for one skein of yarn. The patterns are all written but are (surprise, surprise) waiting for photos. Once I have the pics, I will make a more detailed post about that pattern on the new hat blog.
Finally, congratulations to V., who deadlifted 500 pounds (a 15-pound personal record for him) at the APF powerlifting meet in Riverhead, NY on Saturday. He won 2nd place in his division. Did I mention that my husband is a powerlifter?