Pattern: Artful Afghan from Lion Brand
Yarn: Plymouth Encore Worsted
Comments: I love the finished product after months and months of work! That said, I don't know that I will EVER make this blanket again because it was so time consuming. I thought that it would keep my attention a little more than it did, but I quickly realized that while 4 increases every row may be a little interesting at first (when there were only 8 stitches) it quickly loses my interest. No big deal, though! I'm thrilled that it's done, I think that the recipients will be very happy, and I am glad that I finally tried the pattern. Enough said...
Pattern: Fat Bottom Bag from "The Happy Hooker"
Yarn: Lambs Pride Worsted
Comments: This has very quickly become a popular bag among my friends and I have made more than I could have imagined. However, this was the very first and I made it for myself following my surgery. It's a cheerful little bag that did exactly what I wanted it to - cheered me up! I do think that I will switch out the handles for some round bamboo handles, but this works for now.
Pattern: Purl Beret from Purl Bee
Yarn: Claudia's Handpainted
Comments: I'm still not sure about the shape of this hat on my head, but it was a great pattern for a single skein (175 yards) of fingering weight. I was not thrilled with this yarn as the dye was very clearly not set, so my fingers turned a very disconcerting purple every time I knit on this hat. I washed the hat with some Soak and it seems to have gotten the dye out, but I think the real test will come when I wear it out for the first time. Let's hope that I don't have a purple stripe on my forehead!
Pattern: Stella's Hat from Knitting School Dropout
Yarn: Galway Chunky
Comments: There's not much to say! It's a fun pattern with a great finished product. I imagine that I will be making more of these in the future!
And finally, here are some pictures of my current projects in progress. I am not including pics of all of my projects as some of them are gifts and I don't want the recipients to sneak a peek...But don't worry, Mom, your Mother's Day gift will be making its way to you very soon!