Let's get to that last bit first. Don't think I've suddenly become a whirlwind knitter because I haven't. The urge to cast on a few things has been nearly irresistible, nearly but not completely (I'm still fighting to finish what I've got going first), so when I was downstairs looking to see how much I have left of a yarn someone on Ravelry asked me about (not enough to share) I ran across the BIG skein of Sugar 'n Cream dishcloth cotton in the Toasted Marshmallow colorway (sadly discontinued) with an afghan hook stuck in it. It struck me that I could make a dishcloth in an evening and maybe bleed off some of that startitis. So I did. Make one, I mean. I nearly finished it in one evening but the sandman came calling and I was powerless to resist. I like having a couple dishcloths on hand just in case I'm in the mood to give someone something and I was down to one so I needed to make it, plus I really like the yarn colors. So sedate and restful, unlike my usual knitting/crocheting choices.
Thursday at work I focused solely on binding off the everlasting ruffle of the Wildflowers Shawlette. Thanks to Bay Lakes Knitting Guild Founding Mother, TS, I used a crocheted castoff which is miles less annoying to do than a standard one for that long, long, long row of stitches. Thanks again, TS! The wool was very scratchy to knit with so I'm hoping that a good long soak in wool wash will help. Fingers crossed, because I love the way it turned out. Now I have a sedate one and a wild one, one to suit my mood (sometimes in the same day).