So, I have been holding off posting here since my last WIP-around, in the hope that I would finish at least a few of those projects and have something to show you, but it just doesn't seem to be happening!
Not only have I not finished any of those WIP's, I've cast on more!!
First was a feather and fan comfort shawl...
Super-simple free pattern, which I'm knitting up in Poem 4ply sock, after seeing one of our knitting group women using it. It's got long striping colour repeats, similar to Noro I guess, and a nice fuzzy halo.
Also like Noro, the skein I have was full of bloody knots!! Although Poem is much cheaper (I purchased it on sale at Spotlight for about $10), I was just as peeved about the knots and the fact that they COMPLETELY upset the colour repeats.
Here's how much I had to wind off the skein after breaking the yarn, to get it back in sequence.
Not impressed. And unfortunately, I made the mistake of buying 4 skeins of it. If I can find my receipt, it will all be going back, I think.
I also quickly knit up a ski headband and a beret for Lily, at her request.
The headband was an attempt to replicate one she had seen in a surf shop for a mere $40, and it's been worn a fair bit, so I think I succeeded.
The beret used up the remainder of the yarn from the headband, which was a bonus. I haven't managed a photo of the beret yet though, will have to be on the list for next time.
so, that's what I've been up to. A firm pact has been made with myself, and now witnessed by you, to have some finished pieces to share next post!!