Anyway, my latest projects include fingerless mitts and a cute little bag. I've officially now progressed to items that aren't square or rectangular! The first pair of mitts is for me. They're full of mistakes but I don't care, I love them. And this raspberry yarn is SO pretty. :)
After this pair, I decided to cast on another pair as a birthday gift for a friend. I got this yarn at the big annual tent sale at Webs. (that place is crazy enough without a sale by the way....this was wall-to-wall people and very long lines! Scored some great deals and got enough for current projects and to keep me happy for at least a little while) I loved the varigated violet and olive of this wool. Unfortunately, when I started winding the hank it got all knotty. Brian, who is a pro at detangling stuff (necklaces, yarn, you name it!) gave it his best shot but we ended up having to sacrifice some. Needless to say, I made this lovely, perfect-with-no-major-mistakes mitt. And I don't have enough yarn to make another one until the second hank that I ordered shows up in the mail. If I didn't work full-time I'd be home, stalking the mailman!
pretty, yet evil knotted hank
Perfect, it just needs a mate
So, in order to pass the time (ha ha ha, I mean time while I should be cleaning. Or sleeping, sleeping's overrated) I've cast on a small bag from my one-skein project book. Check it out! I'm finally knitting in the round! I've come so far this year, it's amazing what you can do with books and an occasional instructional video on youtube. Not to mention the help of the other Hooks and Needlers that I meet up with every Wednesday!
And as a parting note, I saw a t-shirt online that should be my new motto: "I knit so that I don't kill people." :). I need that t-shirt!!!