Like the aptly named shawl.
It's a wonderful summer. The best thing is that John is back in RI permanently, having been offered a good raise at the facility in Warwick. After leaving Alaska in late July, he spent a week taking a class in TX before coming here. He will have another week of class in TX at the end of August, and when he gets back he will be looking for a place to live, hopefully even buying a house close to his job. The kid's doing good!
Tuffy is enjoying the good life and has everyone wrapped around his paw. He is a sweet-natured guy, and after his life of roaming has settled down happily, spending much of his time in the house, and apparently staying in the yard when he goes outside. So far I've lucked out in that he has not interfered with my yarn. However, he shares Cow's annoying habit of plopping himself on my newspaper whenever I try to read. Speaking of Cow, he continues a daily Alpha cat exhibit, yowling and growling and occasionally chasing and getting in Tuffy's face, but it's mostly for show.
A member of the Quilters Group (at which I knit) brought along a skein of hand-dyed chenille yarn to give away. No one else claimed it, so I gladly took it off her hands. I'm not sure how many yards it is, but it should make a good sized cowl.
Work is underway on my dad's birthday vest, Caldwell. It's so beautiful with its cables, toggles, and stripes, and it has the Dad seal of approval. I'm using Nature Spun Worsted, main color "Ash" and contrast "Eucalyptus".