This is my very first attempt at intricate lace knitting. It looks like a dark blue blob of crinkliness, but I assure you it is going well. However, I have reached the point where I have to decide if I want to add beads and I can't decide. The original pattern uses beads and they are gorgeous, but I'm not so sure how it will look on this very dark blue. I love the color, but will beads ruin it? Therefore, I have reached a point where I can no longer knit on it until I have figured this out.
Next is the sweater shawl thing that I started so I could have something cool for the summer. It is very pretty, but it is feeling a little too frilly. (Don't laugh, I know I like frilly things, but I feel silly wearing them to do the dishes and change diapers). Thus it has lost its charm and I can feel my brain oozing out my ear in an attempt to escape the tedium of this sweater.
This is my Piece de Resistance (or however that is spelled). It is my own design, my own pattern and a times a freaking pain in the rear to work on. It may appear to finished, but I still have to give it an edging and sew in a zipper. I do not have a zipper and I can't decide if it would be better to knit the edging and then sew in the zipper or do the zipper and then the edging. We are at a standstill.
So, I found myself with absolutely nothing to knit. Nothing. I gave away all my (crappy) acrylic yarn and my stash was reduced to a pitiful status.
But then, the clouds parted, the sun shown through and my mailman came to the door.
My Christmas knitting yarn. In a completely uncharacteristic organizational move, I have planned ahead and figured out all of my Christmas knitting. You may think that this is crazy to start so soon, but I have about 34 projects to finish in about 30 weeks. Believe it or not, this hulking pile of miles of string will be socks, sweaters, scarves, gloves and toys for my dear friends and family. Can you pick out which yarn is yours?
In addition to the endless amount of entertainment I will enjoy over the coming months, the mailman also brought me this...