purl scarf and the big fat red cabled scarf. i left the mistake in the red scarf. yes--it's still bugging me. but not enough to make me frog it. it's for me and not a gift, so i have decided to let it be my deliberate mistake as though i were a rug maker. there is only one allah and only allah can make a perfect scarf. or something. anyway. too bad it's been too cold to wear these babies! actually, today it was cold, but i had to wear my clapotis--i am still so in love with it. but tomorrow, one of these beauties is going out the door with me. oh, and yes--i know--the fringe on the purl scarf is out of hand! i intend to take about half of that back off. the purl scarf is two skeins of manos del uraguay and two different colors of kidsilk haze, 1 skein each. it may be the longest scarf in recorded history not worn by an eccentric, time-traveling, british man. did i mention that it has too much fringe? the red cabled scarf is 3 skeins of rowan big wool, and i LOVE how poofy and soft it is. both of these scarves are for ME! :)
dream swatch, all finished up. i still love the noro sakura for this pattern, and man, it was a joy to knit. it went so fast! the truth is that i love almost all of wendy bernard's patterns. i am hoping to make my first, real, fitted, for-me-to-wear garment this year, and i am 99% sure it's going to be something from wendy. i'll keep you posted.
on the needles right now are yet another felted bag (it's for emily who has no time to knit it herself) and a hat, which is not going all that well. the hat is for my friend marilyn and is my first attempt at knitting design. the problem is that this hat is fair isle, and i am not all that experienced with it yet. i knitted it up, and it was all pucker-y, so i frogged and started again. but now i think it may be too big. anyway--i think it's going to be pretty when i get it finished--it's in my beloved julia in a wonderful dark chocolate brown, two colors of bright pink, and just a smidge of green. i'll take a picture as soon at there's something to show.
ps--i am back on track and updating my weight loss blog regularly--the link is in the sidebar if you're interested.