I have felt like I had a cold for the past week, my allergies have been horrible lately (itchy ears, sneezing...) I'm not sure what I am allergic to, but this is the worst it's ever been for me. I changed allergy medicine so hopefully that will help. I hope it ends soon!
I will stop complaining now and talk about knitting! For the past week I have been going a bit yarn/knitting crazy. I went to my local yarn store twice in three days, and I have spent sooo many hours knitting. My main project was a cowl for my friend's birthday (visit her on etsy at http://ellysprout.etsy.com
). I couldn't decide on a pattern for the longest time and I kept trying different things out. I ripped out my knitting for this project at least ten times, usually when I was practically done knitting the cowl. I am finally happy with it after a week of trying! It is made of beautiful soft super bulky purple yarn (50% wool, 50% acrylic Sundae by Berroco). I used what I learned from all the patterns that I looked at and the trial and error to make my own cowl pattern up. I made the cowl in a simple garter stitch, and i knitted it as a scarf and then grafted the two ends together to make a twist (a mobius cowl). What do you guys think of it? Should I make one to sell on etsy?
I have also been going sock crazy! I love sock yarn, it is so much fun! A few months ago I finished my first sock, and I just recently started on it's pair. I am aiming to knit at least 5 rows a day in the sock, if I do meet that goal I can finish it in about a month...hopefully I will be able to finish it before then. Here is a picture of my progress and my finished sock!
I am currently also working on a blanket for myself and a sweater for the charity warm woolies (http://www.warmwoolies.org/
). I've knit a few small vests and sweaters for them in the past few months and once I finish the sweater I am going to send it all in. This is the first sweater I have ever knit so hopefully it will go well (i will post pictures and talk more about these projects in another blog post).
I just listed this super cute watermelon rose pink and green swarovski bracelet in my etsy shop, what do you think of it? http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30941492
I have another blog (http://jrobyndesigns.blogspot.com
) I post the same knitting related posts there, plus others (although I only have two posts so far and both of those are knitting related and those are on here too :D)
I also have a twitter http://twitter.com/jrobyndesigns