Remember the banana silk yarn I received as gift a while back? I finally cast it on, ancdvery quickly cast it off too, as it knits up really quick!
I made the Juicy banana silk scarf (Ravelry link) and even though it calls for two hanks of the yarn, I managed very well with just one, I just left the tassels off and made the scarf a bit shorter - I reckon it measures two meters. I made it with 8mm needles.
I made a few little knits for charity. Originally I wanted to give them all to the Essen animal shelter but then ended up giving only the big bunny and the bookmark-socks. The idea is to sell these knits for the benefit of the shelter. They haven't sold yet, but I hope they will. I also donated a cat bed I made a while ago, it was bought immediately! I'd better get making more of them.
As you may have read, I'm getting married this month. I have a gorgeous sleeveless dress, so I needed to knit something to cover up in case it was cold. So I made an Ishbel shawl. It's gorgeous, just perfect! I am so proud of myself for knitting lace, with actual laceweight yarn! By the way, that's one off my 101 list, which I've just updated. But now back to the shawl!
It's finally done! According to my Ravelry bookkeeping I started it in December.
Here are the stats:
Pattern: Corona by CanarySanctuary.
Needles: 4mm circulars; the main one was 80cm, plus I used another one when starting the cable panels. I can't remember how long that one was, but it's not important anyway!
Yarn: Bright red, really cheap acrylic from NKD
A while back I made myself some yoga socks. They've been really useful and I've been using them now and then. After we got the Wii Fit board, Nick wanted some for himself too. So I whipped up a yoga sock following the directions for thicker yarn. However, the sock was a little bit too small, so I had to modify the pattern.
A little bunny for Easter! Actually, he's been done for a few weeks now - this was my March "small item" - I made myself a small item club last December: I basically packed a pattern and yarn for a project into a paper bag and labelled them one per month, and now I'm knitting them one per month! It's really fun!
You know how the scraps and half-balls just seem to become more in the deep corners of the stash closet, and before you know it the rest-bag is full again? I do. Therefore from time to time I have to make some kind of scrap project to clear the bag out.
This must be the millionth Clapotis in the world. But it's mine, and it's beautiful.
I started and almost finished it in one weekend, that being the long weekend we travelled to Bavaria to see Nick's parents - that means altogether 14 hours in a train, and relaxing at their place in between!