To appease my mind and let it know that more exciting knitting will be coming, I also ordered the Here Be Dragons shawl by Aurora-Alpacas. It looks like this for those who have not seen it:
I ordered the pattern off of Etsy.com. They people at Aurora's really do respond quickly. I had the pattern within an hour of ordering. Now I'm on the quest to find the perfect yarn for this shawl. I really want to use Helen's Laces, but they are so expensive (50 bucks a skein, and of course I need 2 skeins for this sucker). I'm going to check Magpie yarns sometime this week and see what they have in lace yarns. If they don't have anything I like, then I may have to place a knitpicks order. The alpaca cloud yarn has a lovely greenish blue that I like.
And since I have no more knitting content to show you, I leave you with a video of Spooky flopping on the floor. She did this while I was knitting on the slog. I think she understands how I feel!