AND...I've been knitting up a storm! Most of my December was spent working on knitted gifts once I realized that my Dad was in need of a warm scarf. I already had an ambitious project underway for my sister so that meant "much knitting" for me.
The Leftie scarf by Martina Behm was for my sister. I'm surprised how much I enjoyed this project (I'm normally not a fan of garter stitch), but don't attempt it unless you're ready to weave in LOTS of yarn tails!
Dad got the much more masculine Cinder by Jared Flood. This was a total treat to knit...I used Ella Rae superwash chunky and the project flew off the needles (and thank goodness for that!)
The Ptarmigan Cowl (also by Jared Flood--I am absolutely in LOVE with all his patterns!) has yet to be given away...but it is so lovely that I snagged yarn for three more next year when MissBabs put Sojourn on sale. It's an amazing yarn...cashmere and silk...so soft that no one would dare call it "itchy."
Next up will be quilting...so much sewing and quilting. I'll have to share the haul from my favorite SC fabric store a little later...it's already packed for the trip home. But I picked up some great patterns for knitting needle cases :)
The last crafty stop of the trip will be Quilting Adventures in Richmond, VA on the trip home...my plan is to match a few of my new prints with some solid shot cottons for a new circular needle case...yay!
I'm off to knit some while reading a book...it's my newest crafty trick. eBook plus knitting equals doubly-productive downtime. Happy crafting y'all!