I've been watching X-Files on DVD from the beginning over the past few months (I'm on disc 6 of season 4!), so you'll have to forgive me the UFO reference. (Can't wait for the new X-Files movie... does that make me hopelessly geeky?)
A stole in progress knit from my handspun in the colorway Seascape. I got the roving from etsy seller spinswim. I love how it turned out. It's about a sport weight and very squooshy (the technical term) and sproingy (also technical terminology).
I'm using the chart from the Drawstring Chemise in the Spring 2008 Interweave Knits. I like how it's turning out. I plan to use this primarily as a scarf, all bunched up, but it may be nice to have a stole if I ever need one... You know, for all the fancy dinner parties I attend.
The Aleita Shell, also from the Spring 2008 Interweave Knits. I'm using a flat ribbon (?) type yarn that I recycled from a thrift store sweater. As close as I can remember, the fiber make up was part linen, part cotton. At the moment it's in the middle of the slightly-boring body section (I'm knitting it in the round) but I should be at the dividing point soon.
The Roundabout Leaf Tank from Knitting Nature by Norah Gaughan. I picked up this book on Friday, after a truly horrid few days at work. I felt like I needed a treat and I've wanted this book for a while. It's very tempting to cast on for more than one project in this book, but I'm being good and allowing myself just this one (for now).
In lieu of swatching, I decided to just start on the first round of the spiral, since it is about the size I would need to swatch anyway. I'm using a cotton yarn from another recycled thrift store sweater, dyed and overdyed in greens, blues and purple. The dye job came out really wierd and uneven but I really like how it's knitting up and I got gauge (yay!).
And next up, the Leftover Blanket...
I'm working on adding solid colored bands around the leftover portion. I don't anticipate this project being completed anytime soon, but that's okay. I'm still really happy with it and will plug away on it when I get a chance here or there. It's really mindless knitting, just slightly awkward. I'm waiting on 3 new cables for my Knit Picks options set (I ordered one each of the 40", 47" and 60" which should take me all the way to the outer edges of the blanket as it grows).
And, lastly (of what I'll show today anyway)...
A felted sweater blanket for my friend
I made one of these about 4 or so years ago for another friend and always meant to make another. In the years since, I've seen them all over the internet but realized that I didn't ever take a picture of the one I made (it was pre-blog). For this one, I'll be using a tip from Betz White I saw linked to on the Craft blog a few days ago. I'm using roving and a needle felting tool to cover the seams and add some stability to the zig-zagged line.
The Boy keeps telling me to focus (re: crafting projects)... I have no idea what he's talking about... do you?