What is it you ask? I have started to knit a shawl for my son's wedding in September. What about the rug hooking you ask?
Oh you have sadly underestimated my ADD and my ability to begin new projects without any pesky thoughts about finishing what I started or pursuing something until the end. For me, it all about the excitement about starting something new.
As for the shawl. Let's just say I am not feeling the love. First of all it is lace, which means reading a chart. Which also means actually thinking about what you are doing while you are doing it. You can imagine how I feel about that. I have so far gone through three different patterns, each one easier than the last. This is the easiest one yet and I have started it over three-count 'em-three times. What you see above is the last attempt.
Well, not the last attempt. I actually have one other pattern left to try which is even easier. In fact, to get any easier I would probably have to just unravel the whole skein of yarn and drape it artfully over my shoulders. And speaking of the yarn--did I mention that it is lace weight. Which is like knitting with very thin thread. I am not even kidding. It is the worst.
Sigh........but I have to finish this. You know how expensive yarn is (well, maybe you don't know, but you could probably feed a third world country for a year for the cost of a hand-knit sweater) and the very nice lady at the yarn shop ordered another skein for me back when I actually thought I could knit lace and finish this baby.
So, I'll keep trying. It is very pretty handpainted yarn in beautiful fall colors. I'll let you know how it goes.