There is a German magazine called ANNA, and in the September issue there is this beautiful triangular shawl designed by Lotte Wackerhagen. I saw it, and I had to have it (the magazine and the shawl). My dad was so nice to get it for me and sent it over. I like the shawl as it is, it's rustic look, but I don't have the same yarn or anything in blue at all in my stash. You can purchase the kit at Wollsucht, a German online store, by the way.
edited: Many asked if this pattern is available in English. As far as I know it's not. I think you can get it at Karen Noe's website, which is in Danish, and at the above mentioned online store. The magazine ANNA is written in German. I've asked Karen Noe about the pattern via e-mail, and she just told me about Wollsucht.de. Sorry, that I can't help you English speaking folks. Maybe if enough people send her an e-mail and ask for an English translation, it might motivate her to do a translation.
edited August 30th: Judy left the following comment: "Hi, I just got a reply from Karen Noe about shawl pattern. She said if i want to buy yarn she will do a pattern in english. Thought you might like to pass this on. " Judy Boddy
I'm going to go with this colorway from Koigu though, which I already have. Since it's mainly a garter stitch shawl I think it will work with the multi colored yarn. The challenge will be the braided part, I'm scared of it, but I'll know how it goes, when I get there. Heike set up a blog for this Knitalong, which will start September 15th. That leaves me with time to finish other stuff first, but I suspect that there will always be something on the needles until I actually start knitting the shawl.
None knitting related, but cute and funny is once again, my Sam. Some time ago I taught him to return yogurt container, which I gave him to lick clean. He's very food oriented, so it was fairly easy to train him. This is organic natural 2% fat yogurt he's cleaning out here, but he doesn't care which kind he'll get.
Afterwards his face is all crusty when the yogurt dries, and he doesn't like his face to be washed, but everything has a good and a bad side. ;o)
What I actually trained him to do is, return the clean container to me, so I don't have to pick it up where ever he dropped it. That's so funny, because everytime he brings it back, he thinks I'll give him a refill. In the picture below he was quite frustrated, because he held it out to me several times, but I was busy taking pictures, so in the end he just dropped it in front of me and "yelled" at me.
I would love to train either one of them, but I think it has to be Sam, because he's up with me in the morning, while Biko's still sleeping, to allert me when the tea kettle is boiling. I put it on the stove and go sit in front ot the computer, and naturally forget about it quite often. I've ruined one already, burned out and all. I wish he would tell me when it's time to get it off the stove. No clue how to go about that, though. As it is, he's happily sleeping in the kitchen to the sound of the steaming kettle.