It would seem I've been very busy lately, but in reality, I have been working on rather small projects, and it's amazing how quickly they go.
Let me give you a tour....
An iPod cozy knitted for my nephew. Just a basic rectangle with 2x2 ribbing and an i-cord long enough to go around his neck. The yarn is KnitPicks Dancing sock yarn.
Ah, the beautiful and addictive-to-knit Fetching from Knitty. I used the yarn specified in the pattern--Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran--but be warned: I ran out of yarn before finishing, so I had to buy another ball. This was also my first cabled project, and the pattern was easy enough to follow, and I had absolutely no problems with it. Nope, not even with the thumbs (which I had also never done).
I finished the baby kimono--Sugar n' Cream cotton yarn here. This is not only my first ever non-sock, non-scarf garment, it's also my first attempt at actually using a sewing machine for anything. Woo hoo!
And a close-up of the bows:
Heartbreakingly cute, no?
I got the lining sewed into my One Skein Secret Pal project, thereby making it my second ever attempt at using a sewing machine. I decided not to add a handle or strap or anything to this bag and just leave it as a little pouch. I hope my pal likes it!
I found an easy little pattern for a headband made from leftover sock yarn, so I gave it a shot. Definitely a fun, quick project. This yarn is leftover Lorna's Laces from my first pair of Jaywalkers. Awwww....
Finally, since Fetching was such an amazing, fun, quick knit, I decided to make another pair! Yes, seriously.
I had no idea what I was even going to do with the red ones when I started them, let alone the blue ones. This blue is such a lovely shade of cornflower, I may just keep this pair for myself.
So there you have it, a brief tour of what I've been working on--and finishing!--lately.