My days have been busy and when evening rolls around I've been reaching for Sister Carrie's Manon shawl. Only two more garter stitch/short row sections and one more rippled section to go and it's done. It could happen tonight, but probably won't happen until tomorrow.
Note to Carrie (a non-knitter): Don't worry. It will look much nicer when it's off the needle and blocked.
Carrie lives in North Carolina and has no need for a shawl this time of year. If I was being practical, I'd be working on my short sleeve top so I can wear it before fall. Another case of "This is my hobby and I'll knit what I feel like knitting instead of what makes sense."
I thought this pattern might get boring, but it hasn't. Every few rows there's something different - a different needle size, a different stitch, some short rows, some binding off.
Pattern: Manon Shawl by Ilga Lega Design.
Yarn: Elann Coto Canapone. Worsted weight. 52% cotton, 48% hemp.
Color: Murano Blue.
Needles: Options #3 for the purl sections, Options #10 for the gathered sections.
Size: Approximately 66" wide and 16" long at center back.