Last week I got the urge to start something new (big shock, I'm sure) and ended up starting a new shawl design. As of today I'm almost done, and I'm trying to figure out if it's unique enough to sell the pattern . . . at the moment it looks a bit boring, so I may end up giving the pattern away for free, but only blocking will tell whether it seems interesting enough that people will pay for it or not.
In this shot I was playing with my camera's extreme closeup abilities, so you really can't see much of the shawl's detail. It's stockinette-based, which I chose on purpose to help showcase the gorgeous handpainted Fleece Artist colors (this is Fleece Artist Cashlana in the color Blue Lagoon), and it features a repeating zig-zag pattern formed by decreases and yarn overs. I'm currently on the last few rows of the border, which is also a zig-zag pattern but is done with mostly yarn overs and few decreases, to hopefully yield a pointy bottom border. Again, only blocking will tell whether my theory pans out into reality!
I spent today in Jury Duty at NYC's Federal Court, and I got TONS of knitting done while sitting around and waiting. It definitely seems to me that the majority of Jury Duty is waiting around . . . the few people who get put on an actual jury have to do something, of course, but they appear to be in the minority. The rest of us sat around, went to different places as instructed in order to sit around some more, and then returned to the original place to sit again until being dismissed for the day. Thankfully they now let you bring laptops and provide WiFi access, so I was able to do some work through my remote desktop connection . . . more of the same tomorrow, I hope they let us out early again!