I have to wait until tomorrow when I go knitting at a friend's house who has a top-loading machine. In the meantime I started Ishbel.
This will be my first lace shawl. The yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy in Deep Seawater colorway. I also want to make Girasole. I already got the pattern but am debating wheter I want to do it in Cascade Ecological Wool or Dream in Color Classy. This is going to be a blanket and not a shawl. And probably a Christmas present for a very dear daughter-in-law. I am also tempted by Wendy Johnson's two new shawls -- Order to Chaos and the Exonumist circular shawl. Either one will be knitted as a blanket as well.
Well let's not get carried away. I still have two pairs of socks on the needles!