I have gotten a few project done recently that i thought i would share. Just finished a pair of fingerless gloves. I had been wanting some for the winter here. I cannot stand to have my fingers covered. I always feel like i am fighting the gloves to do what it is i want to do. These were a fairly quick knit and I had a great yarn a friend of mine gave me for Christmas. It is 100% alpaca and so soft. I hope it holds up, i would hate to wear through them faster than it took to knit them.
i finished a small quilt top. Mom had given me a "jelly roll" of batik fabric. For those of you non-sewers a jelly roll is 15-20 different fabrics cut into 2 1/2 inch strips the length of the fabric, stacked on top of one another then rolled up and sold. I had wanted to make this pattern for several months and always had my Christmas quilt mocking me. Once i was able to finish my Christmas quilt I started this new quilt. Amazingly it took only 2 days to cut and sew together. Now I only need to figure out how to quilt it. I am so completely happy with it i don't want to ruin the overall impression of the quilt by making the quilting the focus. hmmm. Any suggestions?
I still have 2 projects that are in WIP (works in progress). They took a short timeout and with Mark's soccer practice picking up should get a lot of attention. I am working on a Pi shawl from Elizabeth Zimmerman and a short sleeved cardigan which with luck i should be able to wear this fall. Soon I will have to get working on my Christmas shopping and knitting. If anyone would like something specific please let me know. I have some really cute ideas for my nieces and nephews!!