I just cast on kozue (Japanese for Treetop). Knit with a lace weight Habu merino yarn.
I think this is going traveling with me soon; I like having my travel projects under way, so I don't have to mess with setting up---counting---figuring out a pattern---forgetting the right size needles---etc. (Have messed up all the above at one time or another.) The merino lace wt has much more yardage than the called for cashmere lace, so this can be much longer than the 55" stated in the pattern. I can knit on it for awhile---and still have miles to knit en route!
I'm reading Straight Man by Richard Russo--the crazy, convoluted, funny story of a week in the life of William Henry (Hank) Devereaux, Jr.--chairman of the English Department (by default) at West Central Pennsylvania University. Richard Russo is a great storyteller---creating true-to-life odd-ball characters you really care about. I loved Nobody's Fool, That Old Cape Magic, and Empire Falls--that I read last time I was on a Richard Russo kick. This is an early one that I missed, and I'm loving it.
joining Ginny for Yarnalong and Tami for WIP Wednesday. Come get inspired!