The first is the shawl for my niece's wedding. Yes, I know it's black and glittery. It's a second wedding for both of them, outside in October. There will only be immediate family there and her dress is above the knee, white and black with one glittery strap. She loves her "bling" so I promised her a shawl with some glitter in it. Please give your honest opinion. It's a free pattern on Ravelry, called "Multnomah". I added an extra 20 row sequence to make it a little bigger than the pattern called for. The glitter sparkle strands don't show too well in the photo. I hope it holds it's shape after the blocking. Black yarn is certainly hard on the eyes isn't it?
There you have it. A few more pictures of my life. Hubby and I are heading out to look at a camper this evening when he gets off work. I'm looking forward to it and hope to use it a lot this summer if we decide to get it.
Teresa asked about my cast iron. I just bought Lodge brand at Target. It comes already seasoned, but I scrubbed it well with a brush and soap and then re-seasoned it with melted or liquid Crisco, very thinly applied so it doesn't pool. Then I put it upside down in a cold oven with foil on a rack underneath to catch any drips. Turn the oven to 425 and after it reaches that temperature, leave it for 1 hour. Turn the oven off but leave the cast iron inside to cool completely. You can do it up to five times, but I only did three. There are as many ways to season cast iron as days in the month when you look online, but this seemed to be easiest and the most used by people. I used the griddle to make grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch today and it worked very well.
Have a wonderful afternoon and I hope the sun is shining for you just like it is for me!