I have a rather gorgeous scarf... (Liz Corke's Storm Warning)
When I saw Annie's version a few weeks ago I knew it would be the perfect project for some rather beautiful sock yarn I've been hoarding. The lovely deep variagated red Madelinetosh wool seemed to good to use on my feet... but I can't wait to wrap it around my shoulders.
It is a lovely pattern with the cable and beaded edge offering enough of a challenge to keep it interesting, yet I can just about manage it whilst watching TV... except for all the beads I keep losing down the side of the sofa. I think it is a good indicator of how cold it is at the moment that I have also managed to get quite a few projects off my needles recently... (I always knit more in the winter)
a pair of socks for me...
a tiny little cardigan for my new great niece... born just yesterday. I had so much fun finding all those different coloured buttons from my stash.
Another little cardigan for Anna's new grandson. This is Annie's beautiful Demne pattern and it really is the most gorgeous drapey little jacket.
And perhaps most impressive of all, I finished this scarf which has been on the needles for ever. It is a pattern from the Rowan magazine no. 26... which was published 13 years ago... which was probably just about when I started it! I would often pick it up for a few nights and then abandon it for a new project and it just never seemed to get finished.
But I needed the needles for yet another new project and rather than buy another set, it spured me on to finish. I'm rather glad it did because I actually quite like it... and if this cold weather persists I'm going to need it!
Annie has written a post all about this today... starting new projects, hoarding yarns, whether to frog or to finish. I guess there are lots of us the same when it comes to knitting! Do you suffer from knitter's guilt too?