Hitchhiker. My friend Maureen and I started this as a knit-a-long. I call this "The Project I didn't mean to make" because I wasn't looking to cast on something else at the time! But she fell in love with some Malabrigo sock yarn and well, when I saw the pattern I needed to make one, too.
You may remember some time ago that I made a Virginia Shawl for myself in a dark pink/magenta colorway. Well, my mother's middle name is Virginia, so I felt that she needed one, too. I fell in love with this burnt orange colorway at the tent sale at Webs in May. That happens to be one of her favorite colors.
A razor shell lace scarf, for Will's afterschool and summer teacher, Miss Tripp. This yarn was leftovers from a cowl a few years ago. The pattern is from "One Skein Wonders." I may go back and make another one for me someday.
Another "thing" that I jumped in and cast on. I rarely buy knitting pattern books, I "test drive" them at the library instead. This came out of "60 more baby knits," which is relatively new. It was love at first sight....I ordered a copy on Amazon before I was even halfway through this sweet moss stitch cap. This one is going to go to Stitches from the Heart in December.
Dishcloths! Lately I'm a bit obsessed with them, and can't seem to make it out of Walmart without buying some more cotton to make more! They will make great little Christmas pressies with a bottle of Meyer dish soap.
Baby sweater and matching cap for my friend Jenny, who had her daughter S. on August 16th,. I am pretty proud of how this turned out!
Lastly, I started a pair of adult-sized socks for little ol' me. I haven't worked on them recently, as there's no deadline.
So what's next? There's always something! I've got a cowl for a Christmas gift and another for a birthday gift, a sweater for a little boy turning ONE this winter, and some things for my immediate family. Also, I'm going to try something I've never done: knitting a few things on commission. I was approached twice in one day, for a brimmed hat and a toddler sweater. Why not give it a shot?