i know, it's been a while since i've posted but can you blame me? i was pretty much out of commission last week because of the stomach flu. i barfed a lot. i hadn't barfed in about 7 years, now i have to start that clock again. flu = no fun.
a week ago i went to the LYS and bought this beauty.
it is necessary for me to point out that i am not a fan of variegated yarn. i think they look weird, and the pooling colors bother me. i love the richness and strength in the simplicity of a good solid color. but this one, this Manos del Uruguay wool called me out. i LOVE it. the yarn told me that i wanted to knit it, and it also told me that it wanted to become this...
oh yes, the counterpane accessory pouch from Handknit Holidays. immediate cast-on was in order. then this happened.
i don't even remember knitting it, it just came off the needles like that. but i have to finish knitting the second half which is proving to be more difficult. i frogged the second half 4 times already. stupid mistakes, of course. they're always stupid mistakes. bah. i'm working on it.
oh yes, how could i forget, ODESSA!
yay! i got to wear it in the snow in Michigan!
this pattern was so fun to knit. the hat is soft and the beads are easy to work with. it's likely that i'll knit another one.
i guess that's all for now. i'd better do some homework, and some knitting :)