The pattern directs to continue the increases through the striped section until you have 28 stitches between markers. I'm almost there - I've got 25 stitches between markers - but I think I'm going to follow the lead of other ravellers and lengthen the shawl by continuing to 35 stitches between markers. If work stays this quiet I might manage to reach the lace section by Friday. And then the fun begins!
I've also been working away at my Shark Week Socks but I'll spare you the picture. It's been more knit, rip, re-knit, rip than any real progress. Maybe this weekend I'll find some quiet time to sit down and get myself sorted out on this. The pattern is challenging, but it seems like I screw up the easy parts more than the hard parts, so it must just be me.
Between bouts of frustration with the Shark Week Socks I've been crocheting Sock Monkey Cup Cozies. My friend signed us up for a craft table at a local market in June, so I need to put together a few things to offer for sale. The pattern for these cozies is pretty simple, the finishing isn't bad and they work up pretty darned cute. My thinking was that they'd make a good teacher's gift when paired with a takeout cup and a coffee shop gift card. And it doesn't hurt that I seem to have a good selection of suitable yarn in my stash for them, either. Please don't hesitate to offer any pattern suggestions you have for craft sale items; it's my first sale, so I don't really know what will go and what won't.
That's my week this week. Looks like the weather's about to turn warmer and sunnier too! Don't forget it's Wednesday, and there's lots of great stuff to see at the links at Tami's Amis this Work-in-Progress Wednesday!