I know it’s not terribly interesting… but all I have to show is that my knitted things are getting longer. The scarf for S1 is nearly four feet long now:
My Autumnal Charade socks are nearly done but not quite.
I strung some beads to make another Butin Collar for a Christmas gift, but I haven’t started the knitting yet.
And I got excited about a WEBS Knitalong for Kristin Nicholas’ Sebastian gloves, so I joined in. Here’s the photo from the cover of a recent WEBS catalog:Aren’t these FUN?! They call for Kristin’s new yarn (Color by Kristin) but I have some of her old yarn stashed (Julia), so I’m using that. It’s worsted weight yarn in a 50/25/25 blend of wool/mohair/alpaca. I have to knit on a US4 to get gauge (5 st/in). I’m making these for S1 and she chose the colors: I’m making the ones with the cabled cuff (the pink and orange ones in the photo above). The red will be the main color, with a teal border between it and the fingers, and alternating orange and green fingers/thumbs. I’ll add some embroidery to embellish as in the other pair pictured above.
I think I have more projects on the needles right now than perhaps ever before. It makes me feel a bit uncomfortable. Still, that didn’t stop me from casting on two new projects yesterday! (the necklace and the gloves)
One last thing I want to share with you: my mom made me this really neat cell phone wallet for my birthday. I picked the fabric and the pattern, and she whipped it up. Isn’t it cool?The inside is a nice contrast-y orange: The inside is just right for my phone, and the zipper pocket holds my ID and a bit of cash. Perfect for grabbing when you don’t need a big bag. Aren’t the snails adorable?! The pattern is available on Craftsy. Now, want to take bets on how long it will take Judy to sew one of these up?