Since my last post, I finished the My Blue Loop and Taize shawl. The Blue Loop took a soak and was blocked. I haven't measured it but it can be looped two times and have a bit of drape. I am very happy with how it turned out.
I wore the Blue Loop to the high school football game Friday night. The school colors are royal blue and white. This isn't quite royal blue, but it was close enough.
I haven't blocked the Taize shawl yet, but that didn't stop me from using it. The mornings have been a bit chilly. I wore it to work the day after I finished it. A friend who saw me walking into the building commented that it was too cold for something that light. I just smiled. It is alpaca and it was perfect for that morning. I will take it to work more because the offices tend to be quite chilly.
Speaking of work, my company has been affected by the government shutdown. A mandate was issued stating that we must take at least 8 hours of vacation before October 17. I've had no problem complying because of a recent flurry of doctor's appointments for the kids. Trisha also has a college visit scheduled for October 17.
I also dealt with the Thelonious socks. I didn't finish them. I frogged them. Somewhere on the leg of the sock I unintentionally decreased too much. I then set it aside for a couple months. When I picked it up the other day, I couldn't figure out where I was. Since I am not a prolific sock knitter, I decided to frog these and make a basic pair of socks with a 2x2 rib. I'll let the yarn be the highlight, instead of the pattern.
Now that I finished these two items I should be guilt free to begin the ButtonBox vest. However, I've gotten myself in a finishing mode and can't quite get motivated to start a new project.