I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that just about everyone here had one of Laura Chau's Milkweed shawls on the needles. We all finished them within a few days of one another and everyone brought them in. From left to right: Caitlin's in Handmaiden/Fleece Artist, Beth's in our Shepherd Sock Zombie BBQ, Emily's handspun, Sam's in Yarn Pirate, Stef's in a sparkly grey stash yarn that she lost the ball band from and Emily's in Malabrigo sock yarn.
Here's another shot of them.
This one shows our Zombie BBQ on top. It also includes Amanda's entry into the Great Small Shawl Extravaganza of 2009. Not a Milkweed, but a really pretty little Stefanie Japel number in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport in Courage.
I finished my Milkweed on the way to Portland and Sock Summit. While I was sitting at the airport waiting for my flight, a woman stopped to talk knitting for awhile. Isn't it wonderful how often knitting brings us a new friend? (Even if it is just for the duration of a flight delay.) Judy and I chatted about where I was going and what I had on the needles. We talked about her knitting group from church and the prayer shawls she had participated in.
By the time we boarded, Judy had gone her way and I had gone mine. It's unlikely that we'll ever cross paths again. Even if we did, it's doubtful that we'd remember one another. But those for those fifteen minutes, we connected.