The sexy close-up, showing all the different yarns.
I'm not entirely certain how one actually wears a circular shawl, but I appear to be thinking about it.
When I was resting from the around and around of the Fire Shawl, I was working on the around and around of a linen doily. I will be presenting a workshop on flax at the ANWG conference in a couple of weeks, and I'm feeling utterly under-prepared, so I'm adding samples and examples on a daily basis. Thus a red linen doily. I did not have enough yarn spun to do the full pattern, but I did crochet around and around for 10 rounds. (No pic yet--it's just having it's blocking bath.)
Of course, there is a sock going around and around on dpns, as well. Paton's Kroy in a rather interesting self-striping pattern.
Then there is the garden cycle, which began again last week.
The little heads of baby rhubarb and the first new strawberry leaves have started to peek out. This means that the digging and planting and tending has begun. It's getting harder to kneel with my bad knee, but I am plugging away in small chunks. Our growing season is notoriously short up here in the North, so I'm getting as much started as early as I can, though the bulk of the work will have to wait until June, when I get home from the teaching tour.
Which brings me to another circle. I was originally scheduled to go to Olds for the HWSDA conference, then to Spokane for ANWG, pretty much a straight up and down trip. But now I have added Greensboro, North Carolina to the trip, which means travelling almost all the way across the US, then back to Canada. In a big circle.
No wonder I get dizzy!
So, just to keep myself on the straight and narrow, I cast on a scarf last night. That should do it!
(You'll notice, however, that I am knitting with circular needles!)