Monday, February 28, 2011

The Month of Me...

I was a selfish knitter this month. 
(It's okay. It was my birthday month.)
After all the deadline knitting and gifts I worked on for the last 4 1/2 months I just didn't want to work on any of my already started projects. I wanted something new. And I wanted it for me. 
So I did...

This is my Shedir hat. 
I love cables and the yarn is a luxurious blend of merino, alpaca and silk that was a treat to work with. 

I know Lila is wearing it, but only because I could not get a decent picture of the top of my own head. It is my hat. 

The other project I finished is this great scarf. I call it my "scarf of shame" because it is cheap cotton yarn that I bought somewhere other than my LYS. I couldn't resist the colors though. I loved watching them change through the rainbow as I knit it. Simple minds are easily amused I suppose. 

I also have a lovely butter yellow yarn that is halfway to being another hat for me. And some wonderful lace socks, also for me, also in progress. I don't know when I'll be able to finish them though as today is the last day of the Month of Me and I need to get going on some other knitting projects I've been putting off. I think having those socks calling to me from my work basket with be a good incentive for me to finish the have-to's and get back to the want-to's!

Also I have taken a chance and enter a project into this crafting contest. I can't tell you which one is mine, but I'd love it if you took a minute to check them out and vote!


Natalie said...

Lovely! Sounds like you made good use of your month. :)

Amanda said...
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Leigh the sewing diva said...

love the scarf.
just wanted to let you know i've passed on an award to you today (thursday 10th) so pop on over and get it!

c-ing said...

Cute as can be. I think you have a future runway model blossoming there.
Don't feel bad about not keeping to all of what you intended. If you can't have fun with the blogging it becomes more of a chore instead of a delight. I said I'd blog 3 times a week but sometimes I just plain didn't want to, so I didn't.