Brea helped me take the blocking pins out of my shawl yesterday. It simply amazes me how my previous pile of lumpy nothingness has turned into a lacy shawl. Brea wanted to wear it around the house for a bit and informed me she felt as beautiful as a princess...even in her polar fleece monkey footie PJs.
I myself have NO IDEA how/when/with what I'm ever going to wear my new pretty. It's small as far as shawls go, so I might end up using it more like a scarf with my black wool coat. I don't know that I'm much of a triangle shawl person. I'm leaning towards casting on a half circle shawl that I found on Ravelry next...or a lovely rectangular lace shrug pictured in one of my knitting books...I want to make both and I need to buy yarn either way so I just need to commit and cast on. Knowing my knitting tenancies it is quite possible that something else may catch my fancy before I get yarn for either. (Though do not worry, I have a project on the needles to keep me company while I am deciding.)
On a completely unrelated note, I have been doing a lot more practicing/playing with my flash photography and I'm starting to feel as if I'm slowing getting the hang of using both a flash to freeze my subject and a slower shutter speed to allow ambient light to fill in to create some depth to the whole scene. I'm thankful that Brea is willing to patiently model for me at random times of the day when I feel like experimenting a bit. Points learned this week...Manual mode is not scary and it's necessary at times for the flash diffuser to be removed for more direct bouncing. Who knew? Now I do.