I was able to see the International Space Station tonight. It was thrilling to see something move so quickly overhead. I looked up http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/tracking/index.html (someday I'll figure out how to make a link just a word or two) (but you know it took me forever to figure out how to start a new paragraph so there you go), and realized that they were going REALLY fast, like 17,200 mph at an altitude of approx. 220 miles. It was like watching a very fast-moving, noiseless, plane, just a speck in the night sky but I was still moved by it.
On the knitting front, I finished my first monsoon sock and instead of starting the 2nd one (uh oh) I read the directions for the latest STR kit (tempting, yes) and decided to start a new shawl. I needed a break from the socks for a bit. I started a luna moth shawl in a dark variegated wool I found on eBay a long long time ago. It's looking pretty good after 20 rows or so. The needles are slippery and it's a real change from the tight gauge I kept on the monsoon sock. I like this change of pace.
So, I need to post a photo for your viewing pleasure. Let's see...how about this? I found this in my folder marked "animals". It'll do.
1 week ago