A second cowl finished just before the Busy Season (aka: school) begins.
Twin Leaf Loop by Alana Dakos from the book Botanical Knits. It's a fabulous pattern, with an easy pattern repeat and bulky alpaca yarn. It's soft, squishy, and easy to wear. My shiny decorative mannequin models it nicely!
Next up: a poncho/topper for a friend's birthday that must be done by the end of September. I'm hoping that the hectic pace and stress of school/work won't hijack my plans to have it done. Last spring I was drowning in the deep end, trying to keep it all afloat (work, home, kids, other commitments). This fall I am determined to start with plans to take on less, spend less, simplify, and look after the things that matter most and let the rest go. Wish me luck!