I worked on a couple of really quick knitting projects over the weekend. The first is a totally self-indulgent luxury item.
Quite a while ago I won a lovely prize from the wonderful ladies at Romancing The Yarn.
It was two balls of periwinkle baby cashmere from Elan.com. The label says it is 60% baby alpaca, 30% merino and 10% cashmere. I can tell you it feels FABULOUS! I finally settled on making myself a pair of fingerless mittens because we keep our computer room much cooler than the rest of the house (and that's saying something considering the thermostat is set at 64*!!)
I found the pattern, Swirling Gauntlets on Ravelry. It's written by Susanna IC and is available as a free download.
The results are amazing! Warm, lightweight, functional and quite fetching if I do say so myself. I love them!!
I also finally heeded the siren's call and pulled the leftover bits out of my basket from the hat I knit my niece. There was just the right amount to make her a scarf.
I used a US #8, 24" circular needle (love my KnitPicks Options!!) and cast on 160 stitches. Then I just knit back and forth in garter stitch, changing yarns at the end of each row. (Thusly it makes its own fringe at each end!) Easy peasy!
Now.....what can I accomplish today....???