There has been rather slow progress here. I finished the plain bit of the Pinwheel and have done a few rows of garter stitch to flatten it out while I think about a border. I've gone through Victorian Lace Today, which is always a pleasure, but I want something simpler. I have a short list of two. I'll try one out and then I'll show you a bit.
Kaari, well, there has been some more ripping, and I have written out 500 times, I must read the pattern properly, I must read the pattern properly... I galloped ahead with some decreases and then realized I had done entirely the wrong thing again, so I put it aside for two days while I worked up the courage to check the pattern. Then I ripped it and did it again, and I'm now about to start the decreases for the armholes (on the back). I am reading the pattern very carefully now.
I fell over just a little bit on the yarn-buying front, but I think you'll forgive me when you see it.
Malabrigo Silky Merino in Teal Feather. Two skeins.
Bliss. It's not really teal; it's very green, but it's not the sort of green that makes me look as if I've recently been dug up. Oh, did I not say it was for me? Well, it is.
I was thinking of a scarf, and then I thought of a cowl. I used to wear a fleece cowl and my then boss used to ask me why I had a legwarmer round my neck. Happy days. Most scarves would need more yarn than I've got (it's only about 300 yards) and most cowls would use a lot less, but I'm now thinking about Jyri, Norah Gaughan's scarf pattern. This isn't because I'm slavishly copying everything Fiona does, honestly; I just like Norah G's patterns a lot. And Fiona has very good taste.
I'm going to answer Lynne's question about films soon, and I'm working on a Movie Quotes Quiz for Christmas. While you're waiting, I'm updating the list of dates on Lynne's blog tour so it's worth following that. Today's is a very interesting long interview with knitting designer Ilga Leja.