...and I've finally finished my Honey Cowl. OK, so I'm being a tad melodramatic. It only felt like 100 years. I've been working on it for months, setting it aside for other things, and I finally bound it off 2 nights ago. It's still unblocked (you can see the yarn ends sticking out). I used some Madeline Tosh yarn I bought at Windy Knitty almost a year ago. That jade green is stunning in person; the picture doesn't do it justice. Too bad the weather is so dang hot. I'd love to wear it right away. I'll just have to tuck it away and dream of cool fall weather. I've also churned out some more dish cloths since my last blog post. I'm still using up that yarn left over from the baby bibs that my neighbor commissioned. At this point, I have more dish cloths than I can store, even after tossing some of the old ones that were falling apart. Guess I'll have to start giving some away (or saving them for Christmas). In other knitting news, I've been going through my old knitting magazines, dating back to 1995, in an effort to free up some space in my bookcase. I've been ripping out only the patterns I think I might actually make and recycling the rest of the magazine. It's been an interesting trip down memory lane, especially as I look at patterns I flagged years ago. In most cases, I can't even believe I liked those designs. My tastes have changed quite a bit and, I hope, gotten a bit more sophisticated. What was my fascination with shapeless boxy sweaters in the 1990s? I don't get it. Finally, today is World Wide Knit in Public Day, and they're having a gathering in Millennium Park, but I don't think I'll go. It's too hot to knit outside (and I don't want to have to drag my lawn chair downtown on the bus). Instead, I'm thinking of walking to one of the gelato places nearby and knitting there, in the comfort of air conditioning. Hope you have a great WWKIP Day, no matter how you celebrate!