I decided to start the Turtleneck Shrug by Teva Durham from Scarf Style. I had bought the yarn months ago during my trip to upstate New York, so it luckily didn't involve any yarn purchasing. Considering there is very little shaping, and it is knit entirely of 3x3 rib, I figure this will be a pick up whenever project. I started on Thursday night and have only knit about 5". This is going to be a slow go, but will be so cool when it's done
I have also been "in training" for the Olympics. I cast on a few stitches just to make sure I remembered how this darn cable goes. I don't know why this pattern gave me so many problems over the past 2 years, but now it will be officially conquered! Yay!
And since it is the year of the sock, I wanted to share a recent book purchase (well, a couple weeks back really). It is called The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook by Lynne Vogel. This book gives you the full monty: dyeing, painting, spinning, designing, and knitting. It is really quite inspirational and the photos are gorgeous - not to mention you can design your own personal unique socks from fiber to finish!
And last but not least, when I was digging out my Rowan Polar for First Aid, I found two finished projects! When I moved last August, I placed them in with my yarn stash so they wouldn't get damaged or lost. I guess I didn't exactly lose them, I just forgot about them:
Hush Hush by Libby Baker
Size 2 and 3 needles
Cone of 2/3 pearl cotton
I still can't believe I was able to finish this project (which was actually finished in 2004, it just took this long for me to block the darn thing!). This dress is basically 3/4 stockinette with 4 horizontal rows of ribbing on the princess seams to keep things from getting overly dull (and did I mention on size 2 and 3 needles!). This project is tribute to my patience, which sometimes I think I have way too much of! Either that, or it shows just how masochistic I really am.
Green sweater by moi (I'm so creative at naming things!)
Size 4 needles
3 balls of Kidsilk Haze
This was the third sweater I had ever written a pattern for. I think it took me 4 months just to get the right type of pointelle to work with the KSH. I swatched like crazy on this one. The sweater was finished about a year ago and I believe it took about 3 months start to finish. The reason I never posted it was because I had been thinking about submitting this to Knitty and I had been going back and forth about it since then. I should have just submitted while it was fresh in my mind! Oh well!
I love the buttons!