well, I'm just gonna stick with the good and try to ignore the bad. but I'll give you the bad news first. this is what I saw on my way to work this morning. thank goodness I filled up over the weekend, because this was not appealing at all. I feel as though it's time to invest in a bicycle. or maybe some good running shoes. and, is it at all ironic that I feel the need to sell off some shares of my oil stock just so I can afford to buy gas?
but the good news is that I've made some actual, visible progress on the shawl! now I've got a whopping two pattern repeats and it's starting to look like what it's supposed to look like. the only thing that I'm a little concerned about is that it seems awfully narrow. maybe it'll grow with some good blocking, or maybe it'll seem bigger when I lose some of this leftover baby fat. who knows? regardless, it'll be forever before I finish anyway. but I'll continue to chug along. like a really slow-moving train. "I choo-choo-choose you!"