Sunday, January 13, 2008

What's on my needles?

I'm glad you asked!

At the moment I am knitting several projects. I alternate between them depending on the kind of mood I am in. If my week has been stressful, I try to put a little more time on the weekends into my knitting. This week was a doozie!

I've been working on the Isabeau purse for my little sister. Part of her growing but late birthday gift.
I've finally started one of the Schaefer scarves that I purchased yarn for. I think I will gift this to my older sister when I'm done. Her birthday is in 3 days. I think this will make a good, light scarf that can be warn throughout the spring. It will be pretty with a coordinating Easter outfit.

Two projects that I want to finish but I'm not necessarily enthused to knit are the knitted bag from Last Minute Gifts and some hats that I'm knitting up for charity. I pick these up when I'm wanting to keep my hands busy but I don't want to have to think about the stitches. I have no idea what I'm going to do with the bag when it's done.
My intent is to do at least nine of the charity hats, but I will go until I run out of wool. I think this will strictly be stash busting. If I go out to buy more yarn, I may go overboard and buy too much.

My absolute favorite but LONG project going at the moment is the simple cable hat and scarf sets from cables untangled. The hats are done and one scarf is still in the beginning stages as you can see. I figured out I could knit them both at the same time so I got the new one on the same pattern row as the one in progress, put them on the same needles and off I went. I'm not sure how long they'll both be when finished. I'm just going to keep going till I use up all the yarn that I have. They are knit with this very soft and luscious Malabrigo yarn.


  1. Your scarves look as good in the photo as in person. And the purse looks better! I had fun meeting you and hope to see ya soon!

  2. Hey girlie - I'm reading the book, "The Friday Night Knitting Club" and it totally makes me think of your knitting!! I haven't finished it yet, but it's a cute little book, you should check it out! Hope everything else is going well!