Yay! I finished 2 projects tonight...one of which I started tonight!
First up: The V-day Heart Scarf for my friend Laura. I made major progress on this yesterday. We had a girls' craft night, which was a blast and very productive. The only problem was that this isn't really mindless knitting, so I didn't get tons of conversation in. Oh well...Next time I know to bring something simple!
The scarf really turned out beautiful, if I do say so myself. I hope she likes it! Its a pretty and fun way to do some basic lace knitting, too. Happy Valentines, Laura!
Next: Since my mom made my 3rd grade cousin a scarf from the same yarn I had purchased to make her a scarf from (freaky, I know), I made her a hat instead. This pattern is mostly "Chunky Knit Beanie" by Leslie Friend, but I extended the height of the hat using the decrease pattern from "Umbililcal Cord Hat" from Stitch 'N Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook. The yarn is Yarn Bee Soft Illusions in Splash.
The colors are nauseatingly bright, but I think she will like it.
I also made a little progress on the fish hat for the 2nd grader yesterday and today. I've added some stripes, and even experimented with Faire Isle a bit. It is a lot of fun to knit, and I think he will like it.
Next up to finish: The orange and black scarf and the Joyful scarf come next, and the I'm done with scarves for a while. The cable scarf will just have to wait until I'm in the mood again. I'm thinking mittens or socks are up next. Hmm....