When I look back at the projects I've completed over the years, I am amazed at some of them. I wonder what happened to that girl who made all of those afghans and sweaters. In the late 80's, I made not one but two Tree of Life Sweaters. Back then, it was the DKNY sweater from Vogue, and we wore it with leggings. I also made four aran afghans for both my mom and my aunt. And, as my cousin reminded me this week, I made aran cardigans for both him and his brother when we were in highschool. Lately, it seems, the most I can turn out is a hat or scarf. My neglected tweed sweater sits tauntingly in my knitting basket, reminding me of my inability to complete anything meaningful.
So, in that vein, I'll take this opportunity to show you some of the little things I've been working on. First, there is a Deep in the Forest mitten. Nice enough, but my stranding needs work. I can see the trapped wool behind each section. And I have lost steam midway through the second mitten.
Then I made Gianna a little Rose Hill Hat in Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora, although I have not yet had a chance to take a modeled shot. I altered the pattern by using size 6 US needles and casting on 78 stitches. This is really a fun, little knit.
And finally, I decided to create a version of Anthropologie's Le Petite Scarf. I will put the pattern on Ravelry as soon as I can get it set up. It's a fairly simple pattern, but it's always nice if someone else does the figuring out for you...
So, maybe I'll get around to my sweater someday... But I'm not going to worry about it too much if I don't.