Ok, besides Anemoi mittens- I've been working on other things, and buying things.
I finished a Bejeweled scarf...or rather, an ALMOST Bejeweled scarf. What does that mean? That means that I learned in the middle of knitting, something that almost all knitters know, apparently. That you slip all stitches as if to purl unless the pattern says otherwise. Huh. You learn something new every project. So I slipped all stitches as if to knit, and this is what I ended up with.
I used Knitpicks Andean Silk in Hollyberry, 3 skeins, and size 8 Denise needles. If I was to make this again, I'd SLIP ALL STITCHES AS IF TO PURL, and use a finer gauge yarn. I wanted something practically floppy, and this isn't close to being thick, but still not what I hoped for. It's going to be gifted to Andy's mom, who wanted a scarf in this color.
(I'm on home IV, as I mentioned previously, so don't mind my stressed out grin- I was thinking of nothing but hiding my left arm so no one could see my IV line in the FO picture, haha).
I also started planning projects- my mom is AWESOME and bought me the kit Blithe from Kim Hargreaves' site. How cool of a mom do I have? And today, I bought Zephyrstyle's Wicked , and some Berroco Ultra Alpaca in Peat Mix, a nice shade of heathered green.
Bad lighting, sorry!
YAY! I love good knitting stuff. Now I just have to psyche myself up for more on the Anemoi mittens tomorrow- gotta tackle the ribbing, which is ALSO new to me. I know I like to get my money's worth out of things, but really, did I have to make this project so hard on myself? YES.
Check out what a good knitter my grandmother was:
My cool mother was sitting on her lap, wearing an outfit my grandmother handknit. It's a family hobby!