On Tuesday evening I finally finished the Blue Lace Square Shawl of Doom. By the time any WIP merits capital letters you know it's time to just get it finished before it moves on any further and begins to lurk. I've been working on that beauty since April but I had reached the stage when you're beyond halfway but still too far from the end to be able to see the finish and I got bored and kept making other things as a distraction. However, at the end of August I saw a call for design submissions from a large yarn company looking for advanced lace designs and I decided to finish this so I can submit it for consideration. Because of that, no photos yet!
On Wednesday afternoon I finished my only other WIP, a scrap buster cowl using up oddments of Wollmeise Pure left over from other projects. I do like my Wollmeise and I hate to discard even the smallest tail ends and part-balls but I'm not a big fan of sock yarn blankets and the like. I designed a simple cowl to use up oddments of pretty much any length magic-ball-style. I'll put the pattern up on here at the weekend so keep an eye out for it. It got eight small skein oddments out of the stash and it was a real trip down memory lane knitting it as I remember every project that the yarn was left over from.
But then that was that. No further knitting in progress and no immediate plans for the next thing. Not a situation I find myself in often and I wasn't quite sure what to do about it. Fret not, though. By bedtime I had already cast on a ribbed and cabled sock using some German sock yarn I was sent in a swap at Christmas. Normality is resumed, or what passes for normal in this house at least.