first of all, let me say "bah, humbug". The 4th is quickly becoming one of my least favorite holidays. Maybe I'm just getting old, but I just can't understand the attraction to blowing things up, not to mention how much it just tormets the animals. I'd vote for making individual fireworks illegal and just having the big shows. It would save me a lot of money in doggie downers.
On the knitting front, the mystery shawl is coming along nicely. Clue #1 was easy, #2 nearly kicked my butt into quitting, but after ripping at least 3 times (can you say LIFELINE) I finally figured it out and now #3 is cruising along quite smoothly. I'd definitely do the mystery shawl again, maybe once per quarter?
I also started a sock kit that I bought at Summit (the gift that keeps on giving), beaded bells by dye dreams. There's no pattern or pic on ravelry, so you'll just have to wait until I get enough done to take a pic. Right now there's only about 1" of knitting and beads. I'm working on it between mystery shawl clues.
I made another yard sale score. It's hard to see, but these are some kind of cool "antique" sock blockers. The folks at the sale kept stressing that they were ANTIQUES, but willingly sold them to me for 50cents. I'll use them to block socks for DH, since they're a bit big.
Next up, the loopy ewe july sock club should ship late this week and August brings the beginning of Chrissy Gardiner's CSK. That should be a blast.
I also fell in love with this vest cloud chaser, and am seriously considering starting "bee fields" by anne hanson.
The baby kitty is over 2 lbs now, so he'll get fixed soon and released to go to a home. It's going to be all about the timing. I'll probably have to be there when they open the day they release them for adoption. Keep your fingers crossed for me.