As I was fiddling around on Ravelry today, I came across a shawl that looks suspiciously like the feather and fan shawl I'm "designing".
I opened the pattern and sure enough... it's basically the same - with a minor variance on stitch direction - I'm not as original as I thought.
There are only so many stitch patterns out there, so I guess there's bound to be duplication. Especially with a pattern as common as feather and fan. Oh well, I guess it saves me having to write out a pattern.
I have made absolutely zero progress on it. Yesterday was another total write off. After work I slid over to mom's to pay back some moolah I borrowed (First National Bank of Mom rocks!) and ended up staying for dinner - and Jeopardy.
By the time I got home, it was almost 8:30 and the house needed a good clean before Dave moseyed on in, then I made his dinner, and our lunches for work. Then it was bath time - after I was all squeaky clean, I looked at the clock and it was 11:30 so off to bed I went.
But tonight - tonight I'm going to knit something. It might not be the shawl, it may be a sock or a crackghan square or SOMETHING. Yarn is getting wrapped around a needle TONIGHT! (Provided of course the first spring thunderstorm doesn't knock out the power - I hate knitting by candlelight)
Man, I don't think I like this full-time work gig... anybody want to pay me $40,000 a year to knit for myself? No? Okay, I'll go scratch my lottery tickets and see if I have any luck there...
... in the mean time, enjoy this pic I call "Tux on the lawn"