One good thing is that I got my needle issue resolved. I went back to my LYS, the one I was complaining about in my last post, and all my wrongs were righted. There was a different person there, and she was so friendly and helpful. It helped that I was the only one in there...but I feel better, and I will visit again. They carry a lot of nice yarns and are very close to me!
I made my daughter a hat. She wanted one. I thought she needed one. So when we were at the LYS, I told her to pick the color she wanted. She loves a deep purple, so that's what she picked. I had to steer her away from a solid purple, though. How boring. So I kept showing her different yarns, more variegated, and we decided on this one. The hat itself was super easy and quick. It looks quite small, and I wondered if it would fit her. But it does, and nicely! It has tons of stretch.
I started this shawl in New York when we went to visit over the Christmas holiday. Why I had to get more yarn and start a new project is beyond me. I brought enough stuff for our two week stay. I haven't seen this yarn anywhere else and I liked it. It is acrylic and feels like it, but it so similar to Noro it's scary! I shortened the shawl a bit just to get it over with since it got very boring by the end. I like the colors, but I don't really like blue and red together. It reminds me of Superman for some reason.
Project Page. Pattern here.
How about some fingerless mitts? I made a pair for the FGF group. They chose two for January. I made the Align mitts out of leftover KP Imagination in Castle Walls. Very quick and easy knit. I did have to go down a needle size since the size 3s produced a large fabric. I didn't have a 2, so wound up using a 1. They area bit tight for my adult hands, but fit my younger daughter nicely. And since this is a gray, I bet my son would benefit from them as well. Project Page.
I also finished a WIP from 2010. It's a crocheted scarf. It has sat in exile for so long, and it worked up pretty quick. I don't know why I just didn't finish it!
Well, that's about it for January. I have a few projects OTN that I'm working on right now. It shouldn't take too long, but with Ravlery and all, who knows? I love looking at all the projects and colors and yarns. It helps to keep me inspired.
I'm off to a good start, I think. I hope I can keep my mojo and get a lot done this year!