Well, I know I'm becoming an adult (haha), because I'm having a harder and harder time sitting down with nothing to do. My Great-Grandma never sat still. She always had some needlework or a crochet hook in hand, and I'm beginning to get there. Although I will admit that a good book or google reader is plenty to keep my hands full... :)
Anyway, tangent aside, I've spent some of this waiting time knitting.
I finished off my second mitten. Don't they look nice? Flatter me and agree here...they were more a lesson than an actual accessory that will get much use. I mean, honestly, I should have made gloves or at least convertible mittens. How am I supposed to check my email and smile about new comments here with a mitten on my hand??? ;)
|After previewing this post I realized I put the mittens backward to how they fit on your hands. Oh well, just pretend they're palm-up. ;)|
But I had still had some yarn in this colorway, so I just decided to knit up a scarf. But not just any scarf, a scarf with a lacy pattern. I've never done anything other than knitting and purling, so I wanted to try something new.
I have a ravelry account, found here. I'm new to it and I don't have any finished projects on there yet. I found this scarf on there offered as a free download and I loved it! It's easy to follow and I love the look. I mean, One-row lace. I can handle that. So I cast on...
|This is a close-up so you can see the lacy areas. It is very pretty in person and I am incredibly surprised at the ease this scarf is coming together!!|
As usual for me, there was some ripping out and starting over with this scarf as I lose focus often and start my own design. :) But, I am loving it so far. And, it's destined to end up on the neck of a very good friend of mine sometime soon. And that makes me keep working on it each night and during those hurry up and wait moments.
Just wanted to share... :)