Or maybe "Thud!" That's the sound of a bunch of project photos all hitting the blog at once. If I don't get some of my FO's and WPI's posted, I am never going to catch up. Don't have to fight M for the computer right now, so today is the day!
First off, here's a woven shawl:
I had no one in mind when I made this - just wanted to use up some yarn. Now that it is finished, I think it is lovely and warm and I also think I don't have any clue who would actually wear it. I may have to donate it to a nursing home or hospice or something.
Next, a cowl:
This is knit from my handspun and it is comfy and warm. I am keeping it for myself and I have needed it a lot lately. Apparently the North Pole finally got fed up and now they are forwarding all their weather to Northwest Ohio. Our crazy local weather guy is raving about another snowstorm later this week and the word "blizzard" was evoked.
I finished a sweater:
I actually started this for L, but I knit it top down and when she tried it on after I passed the underarms, it was too big. I went ahead and finished it for myself instead, with three-quarter length sleeves. Knitted in Cascade 220. Of note, this is the first time I ever put a zipper into knitwear. I hand-sewed it in and I'm pretty happy with the finished product. I bought more blue yarn to try another sweater for L, but I haven't started it yet.
Weirdest scarf ever?
Actually, it is a sampler I wove for a class I'm going to teach at Yarn Cravin' in February. I have several students who are tired of plain-weave scarves, so I'm going to show them some new tricks. The class is on a Sunday so that we can take over the shop without being in the way. No porch classes in February!
This one is actually a scarf:
This yarn is called Can Can and is the epitome of a novelty yarn. I can't imagine using it for anything other than a boa, but I saw it on someone else's blog and I couldn't resist. You would be surprised how soft it actually is - I don't think it will bother my neck at all.
Of course, the blogger was from Australia and the yarn was not available anywhere in the US. I actually ordered it from a shop in the UK and it took ages to arrive. I had almost forgotten all about it by the time it showed up. I have been told there is a similar yarn called Flounce that is easier to acquire, but I doubt I will have any interest in knitting another one of these. To call it "fiddly" is kind. There is a YouTube video of a lady knitting it if you want to see how it works.
Last thing to show you is an absolute fail. I am including it for the entertainment value only.
Circle vest in bulky yarn, front view:
Hmm... Kinda quirky. Could be cute?
Turn it over to reveal:
A Christmas tree skirt with sleeves. FAIL!
This is in indefinite time-out. There is a slim chance that I might frog the sleeves and graft the armholes back together. Or save it for "Ugly Christmas Sweater" day. I could add an applique reindeer or two for extra ugly.