I've finished a couple of projects in the last few days, so I'm feeling pretty darn good. I made a really cute sample for the store. It's a flower shaped wash cloth made with Araucania Nature Cotton. I just love it! It's the perfect little gift. I think you could get 3 out of 2 skeins. The pattern is in Weekend Knitting. The other washcloth there is a peaches and cream one that I made a while ago. The pattern is on the tag and in Mason Dixon Knitting. The ridges give it a great texture which lends to washing things.
I like it so much I decided to make a few more. I got a valentine's day card from one of my friends that used to go to tech, so I thought I would send her one out of Pehuen, another Araucania yarn. It's a very pretty teal and blue color. Here's a picture of a ball I hand wound with I cactus I've had since my freshman year. It was one of the few plants to survive the dorm hall.
I also finished my ecowool sweater! I initially thought it might be too big, but I wore it today and was extremely happy with it. First of all I love the neckline. The cardigan is asymmetrical with adds the quirkiness I love in a knitting pattern. The buttons are perfect too. They're hexagons and really play up the hexagon pattern in the stitch pattern. On top of all that, I was warm and cozy all day, I never felt hot. It's the quintessential wool sweater that everyone should have in their wardrobe.
As soon as I cast off on projects, my mind starts going crazy. I look through all of my books and start thinking of endless possibilities for new projects. I really want to make the urban aran cardigan. I started searching through Mosaic and my favorite was a blue color of Reynold's Lopi. Then I had a brainstorm! Sheep Shop! This is the color I'm thinking of...
I just love it!