I've decided to try and be a bit more daring when it comes to choosing which knitting patterns to make. As many of you can guess, based on the fact that I haven't posted ANY projects since November, I've kind of been stuck in a knitting/crochet project limbo.
Firsties, I whipped out some of my dishcloth cotton and learned how to do the "blackberry" stitch, which turned out quite well:
Secondly, I finished a project that I started way back in October...this lovely "ribbon lace" scarf:
I am SO HAPPY with how this scarf turned out! I've knit scarves, but many of them have either turned out to be too chunky, too short, or just too boring. I used the same yarn on this scarf as I used for the "Liesl" coin purse I posted a while ago, and it turned out simply fabulous!
Speaking of the "Liesl" coin purse, I'm almost finished with a Liesl 2.0!
The photos simply don't do this project justice. I spent a long time looking for a good lavender/lilac yarn that had a good texture, and found this imported Italian cotton blend (with little sequins weaved in!) at the Craft Warehouse in my hometown! The purse so far is so stinking amazing that I can't seem to stop thinking about how AWESOME it's going to be once I finish the zipper, wristlet and bow!
Also, Readers, check it out:
Along with these projects, I'm embarrassed to say that I'm still working on a few things...that I wanted to have finished a year ago! I'm STILL working on the draft dodger Caterpillar...but at least, I have the materials, pattern, and embroidery design for the finishing touches.
The "space invaders" afghan is also still being worked on. While the main part of the blanket is finished, I still have yet to do the "back" of the afghan to cover my faire isle floats. My fiancee, that sweetheart, who knows me to be a bit of an ADHD ninja with the attention span of a goldfish, has given me an incentive to finish it: He said that he wanted it to be his engagement present from me! <3
So, Readers, I guess I have nine months to finish it!
Orb Weaver out!