At least the cold weather is giving me more opportunity to wear winter gear... like my new scarf.
Pattern: Midnight Purl's Diagonal Lace Scarf
Yarn: Ellen's 1/2 pint; silk/merino blend; 1 skein
Needles: 7 Addis - With this yarn, I'd suggest using a blunt needle to avoid snags on the silk.
Dates: March - April 2007
Notes: Yum... silk and merino in my favorite colors. Easy but interesting pattern that works well with the hand-painted yarn. Overall, a big woo-hoo for a quick one-skein project! Definitely a keeper if you're looking for a fast, pretty present idea (or a new scarf to make the never-ending winter a little brighter).
Pattern: Adapted from an Interweave Pattern from several years ago, taught at the Elmwood Yarn Shop
Yarn: Plymouth Galway, assorted colors
Needles: 10.5 circs
Dates: Fall 2005 - April 2007
Notes: This one sat for a long, long while as I procrastinated about lining it. I kept dreaming up "perfect" schemes for the handles, pockets, drawstring, etc. but finally just said to heck with it, put something in this bag and put it to use. Perfect? Far from it, but so far I've gotten compliments every time I've used it. There's a lesson in there that my perfectionistic/procrastinating self is avoiding. I'll think about that... later. Certainly after I've agonized over a few more unfinished projects!
This was my first fair isle so I'm a little proud of it. Felting helps the pride as it erases all the bumps and lumps in the washing machine. More pics here.
And of course with the finishing of projects comes the starting of projects...
1. The Spring Things Shawl - Definitely more on this when I actually start knitting the lace... but don't worry, I'll spare you all the bad words that will come along.
2. What can I say, I'm a joiner...