I've been playing around with spinning yarn lately, and I ended up tripping over some 150's Merino fiber in a light purple color.
Have you ever felt 150's merino wool? It's softer than cashmere. I bought the fiber at A Verb For Keeping Warm and I'm going to take a dying class over there this weekend.
The shawl pattern is Haruni (check it out on ravelry here) and is my first attempt at lace. I wouldn't say it was easy for me, but the result is very pretty so I'm glad I tried it.
My friend Sharon started this project and I couldn't resist also trying it. Check out her version over at Knits are for Kids.
Not sure if there is any quilting on deck for this weekend, it will be a busy one. I'll do what I can to squeeze some in.
For those of you afraid of trying new things, I found this really cute poster with a quote about failing by Samuel Beckett:
Here's to failing better next time around! (I think that applies to my efforts to learn to knit.)