The thing about my job is that no new work comes in between two weeks ago and the week after New Years. Lots of people take leave, and I will be off work from Christmas. But right now, I've pretty much finished all I need to do. So, this afternoon I'm preparing the beads for Summer Blooms, I'm using the dental floss method,as I will be knitting this shawl in public. My plan is to cast this on at the second day of the Boxing Day test match - perfect conditions for knitting lace.