The parasol has firmly hit the almost there stage of completion. A mere eight more beads (out of 72), and then I have to decide if I’m patient enough to wash and block it or if I’m tossing that sucker straight onto the frame to call it done, Done, DONE! I was very tempted to nip off to the KW Knitter’s Fair today, and I still keep having urges to jump in the car and just go. But with flying to New Orleans on Wednesday, the time to finish costume bits (like the parasol) and the urge to conserve knee cranky is strong, so I am going to be good, and do errands and sewing and beading instead. There’s always next year, right? More pictures when I finally finish the parasol. I promise.