So besides being sick last month, I've also managed to pull a muscle in my chest. This has pretty much canceled all knitting. I can do a little bit at a time, but if I do too much, OUCH. I have been plodding along on my mom's shawl. I think I have about six rows left at this point, which is a definite yay. Here it is looking almost not-scraggly:
I figure I'll have it done and blocked by the end of the week. I was hoping to finish it sooner, because I wanted to make some colorwork holiday potholders for St Nicholas' Day, and I need the needles that the shawl is on, but now I don't know if I even want to knit cotton with the muscle issue, so . . . who knows, the potholders may be canceled. They were going to be SO CUTE, too!
Ah well--I also have a hat almost finished that I think will be for one of my brothers, unless I think of something to buy him, in which case it will go in the grab bag pile.