It is the beginning of soap season here at the Picky household and with soap comes washcloth knititng. I finished two already this week and they are headed to new homes soon. Happily they make excellent packing material around the soap.
Other knitting is still going well. I cast off the CeCe sewater Saturday. All that is left is sewing down the neckband and adding a button and it is complete. The Bosc Pear shawl is still nearly done (it has been on pause while I've been catching up on other things). Fox Paws is at the half way mark but I have less than half the time left so I need to keep my nose to the grindstone with that. The repeats are getting much smoother - only one day of kniting per repeat instead of 4 days. And I have a stack of new snowflakes ready for photographing.
Just a quickie tonight - 4 new snowflakes are complete. I got smart this term and am completing each unit separately. Then later I will rip back the last row & join them to the blob. Gotta max out my points for Ravenclaw to win the House Cup back.
I am still sifting through completed items that I haven't posted yet and today's pick is this cute catface coaster. I was a tad short on yarn so the second one is a circle but they are both performing well as coasters.
In other news it is Friday, I have a gin & tonic and am ready to start the weekend.
A few weeks ago a lace blouse was featured on the Ravelry front page. I immediately snagged the pattern and grabbed a cone of cotton warp. These particular snowflakes are a good size, a nice pattern and easy to join as I go.
I'm not sure it it will end up as a blouse, shawl or curtains but I am having a grand time making the motifs.
I've had this yarn in the stash for a few years now (2007?); it's a nice gold with rose & green sections. It reminds me of the black hills gold colors that were all the rage when I was younger. Finally I get to enjoy it.
One skein became one very shiny cowl. It's a bit too big as I added 2 repeats to make up for using a different yarn & needle size than the pattern, but I can always squash it inside a jacket collar.