There is knitting for friends and then there is friend's knitting! I have a friend named Nancy who enjoys knitting but is not addicted to it like we are. However I do my best to be a bad influence on her whenever I get the chance. We go to Oregon together every summer and when we do I take her to the LYS up there and of course she invariably finds yarn she can't live without. Unfortunately she generally brings it home and never gets started on anything. This of course makes me crazy since I know what she is missing out on. The other day I suggested we get her started on one of the projects she bought. She responded by handing me a bag from the store with a pattern, two skeins of yarn, knitting needles and a crochet hook - all in their original packaging! She suggested that I take them because she was never going to get to them. So I did just that. I took the bag, read the pattern and started the shawl. When I finish it is going right back in to her home but hopefully this time it will rest on her shoulders and NOT in a bag!
I leave you with a last photo from our vacation last week. This are some gulls at Moonlight Beach in San Diego.