Well, I took my shirt to the County Fair on Monday, and today the results were in. I got First place on it, so I was very pleased! I will enter it in the Nebraska State Fair at the end of the month.
I've been working on my polka dot knit skirt to match the Tee I did so quickly. Since there's no deadline, I guess there's no hurry. It's going to be just a plain hem. The fabric is light enough, that the band hem was really weighing it down more than I liked, so away it went.
Knitting progress has been steady again, especially on the Lily Euroflax shell. I finished the in-the-round part, and have divided for the front and back, and finished the armhole shaping on the back, and am working my way up to the neckline. It seems to go much more quickly when there are only 110 stitches in a row instead of 308 in a round! I've done a lot of this while sitting on the patio with the cats in the evenings, and it amazes me how much easier it is to knit when there's enough light to actually see what I'm doing. I may have to get one of those little booklights or something. Really, what would be handy are these little solar spotlights. We got a set of 3 that we're using to light some of the ponds at night, and I love the light they give. It's a pretty blue, and reminds me of the new type of headlights on some cars, although not nearly so bright, of course.