I know this is really pathetic but I had no one else to pose for the shawl but Mickey Mouse. This is the prayer shawl I made.
Here is the beginning of my next project. A baby blanket that has blocks that you join or sew together like a quilt. It is simple with just a stockinette stitch, but when it is blocked and joined together it gives it a quilt sort of look. I love working with this yarn. It is alpaca, but I don't know enough about yarns yet to understand why it is only 30% alpaca and 70% acrylic. The yarn for the prayer shawl was called homespun and was 98% acrylic and 2 % polyester. I did not like working with that yarn at all. It separates and is easy to miss all of the yarn in the needle while you knit. I am pretty sure I have a book around here somewhere that explains the different yarns. Just have to find it.
This book is on loan from the library, so I may need to make copies of the pattern. I have already renewed it twice. I do like the book though so I may end up looking for it on Amazon.
I also have the little rag that goes over the swifter going. That is only supposed to take an hour to make, so hopefully it will get done quickly and then I can try it out and see how it works.