Whoo- its been a while. I have a lot to catch you up on, including a yarn crawl with the boyfriend's mom and some new knitting places I love! These will not be in this post, however. This is a project update post!
My sweater is slightly longer than you last saw, but I am getting bored with endless stockinette stitch and am now using it as a "fingers" break from small-needled things. I'm thinking about making it with elbow-length sleeves, as this is more multi-season friendly. We'll see.
I still only have 1 Bella's Mitten knit.
I am learning how to make socks, and have about 1/2 of a sock knit. I know some people LOVE making socks, but I don't think that socks are my calling. I don't have a picture of my 1/2 sock, but when I finally get the pair finished, I will post one.
I am currently knitting baby "Legwarmies" (by Alana Dakos) for the lady I work with's baby girl. She's such a cutie! I have 1 done. (Are you seeing a pattern?) This is my bus knitting, so it gets knitted a couple rows at a time.
I also have one wristwarmer (out of two) made. For these I used a modified version of Toast (by Leslie Friend). I added in a panel of small eyelet diamonds (from Vogue Stitchionary, #111). This is an amazing stitch guide that my library has, and I will probably be checking it out often. One problem- I bound off too tightly, so the wristers are not as stretchy at one end as the other. I solve this by wearing it with the tight end on my forearm to hold them in place, and the loose end over my hand. I don't know if I will be keeping these, or giving them as a gift. I like the idea (I always have very cold hands), but I don't think these ones are particularly my style.
My current favorite project is one for spring! I am making the Sweet Lily Shawl from Interweave Knits Spring 2009 in JoJoLand Harmony. This is my first real lace project, and I love it. I will wear it as a scarf with my black tanks this summer to keep the chill from the airconditioner away in lab, and with pretty dresses as a wrap. Exciting! I have 3 out of 13 repeats finished.