I finally did it - I finished it. This has taken over 12 months to complete, not knitting full time on it, obviously.
I really quite like the Once More From the Middle Shawl. It's snuggly and will be fantastic in the middle of winter in the igloo they call my office. It's perpetually under 20 deg C in there. I still wear a cardie, and it was over 30 outside today.
Also finished another 6 cups of Chilli Plum sauce. I dropped Mum and Dad's share of yesterday's cookup off last evening. I'd told Mum about the low yield earlier in the day. Dad, remembering last year's batch, immediately picked another 20 kilos of fruit (he also used child labour and lied that it was for their plum jam)! Two very large buckets were waiting for me on the porch. He even helped me get it into my car. Very thoughful! It's a different plum than yesterday's - lighter coloured and sharper tasting. The sauce is still rather good. More piquant. :) There will be much sauce making in this house this week.
Dad's birthday tomorrow (65), so dinner with the rels. Niece Jess will be centre stage. Poor little bugger fell down stairs yesterday arvo and broke her arm. Her right arm, too - just before they go down the coast for a fortnight.
BookCrossing meetup tonight is beginning to look like SnB II. Jejune, Othlon and I knitting away, a newbie also interested in SnB and one of our other members, who doesn't knit, would like to come to SnB, too. Othlon's working on kitten ear headbands that are the cutest things (if one may say Goth is cute). She's doing a fabulous job. Hope to see the pics on her blog soon.