Monday, September 21, 2009

Back in the swing of things...

I've been in a pretty big slump lately with all the things going on at home here. It's rough, I'm not gonna lie. But I'm not going to sit here and whine about it either. Instead I'm going to post some of the things I've been working on to keep myself occupied while being out of work the past month. I start this weekend again so I'm trying to crank out as many finished items as possible. :)

This scarf was made about a month ago while my grandma was in the hospital. I'd spun up this yarn last November and was waiting for the right project. Well since I needed something to work on while spending a long day in the ER I figured I'd just bring up my skein and whip something up. It's a simple ribbed stitch edging with alternating blocks of knit and purl stitches. I can't wait until it's cold enough out to wear wool!

This is a pattern I found on the Lion Brand website. Loved it when I made it for my friend Stefani and always wanted one of my own. I had a skein of this lovely green Vanna's Choice and made it in a couple afternoons.

I actually made this scarf sometime last winter but didn't like the flower pattern. I tossed it aside and found it again about a week ago. I figured since Autumn starts in a few days I might as well just finish it. I could have put a button or other flower on it but the one in the pattern was so unique that I really wanted to try working it out. I'll probably make another few of these as gifts since they're great stash busters but that damn flower is gonna go.

This scarf is called the Brulee Scarf. Super cute and super easy, but garter stitch is SUCH a bore that I put it aside and will finish it later.

I'm almost done with this beauty. I found the book One Ball Knits at the library the other day and it had some really cute patterns in it. I have a TON of this lovely purple yarn and wanted to make something with cables . Tomorrow it'll be done and I can block it. I can't wait to see how pretty it is when it's all ready to wear! I also plan on making some purple cabled armwarmers to match.

While that's blocking I'm going to make a cowl out of this fantastic chunky yarn I have. I should be able to work it up in the course of an evening since it's such a simple pattern and the yarn is so nice and chunky. Then all I've got to do is find a fabulous button for it!

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