These are some of the hats I donated to The Soaring Eagles Project.
Well, I recently rediscovered my collection of A Series of Unfortunate Events books and have been trying to finish them before the last book comes on October 13 (which while the reading is easy, finding the time to do so is not). People always think I jumped on the band wagon after the movie, but no, that is not so. My boyfriend of the time and I were playing Trivial Pursuit and there was a question about these books. Neither of us knew anything about them and the name Lemony Snicket was so odd that it stayed in my head. The next time I was at Target, I went through the children's book section and saw them. I started with just the first, and after a year of searching for them all I had 1-11, I later found 12, and now here 13 is coming out. I moved around the time I had managed to find and start reading Book the 7th, and they just stayed packed up in their box. These days it's much easier to find them all, but believe me, a few years ago it was not. In fact 2 of the books were ordered by my then boyfriend for Christmas through his colleges book store because we couldn't find them anywhere else. So now you know!
My office at work is freezing, so I am going to be starting a pair of these, I've never worn fingerless mitts before, but they are the most practical choice seeing as how I spend my work days writing and typing. Plus, I made the cheaters version for my grampa last Christmas and he loves them.
I found a new pattern for a blanket to use scraps on, for some reason I really like the look of the simple garter stitch, I might have to actually buy some yarn to make this blanket...hmmm
Well, I did work a tad bit on the mittens I had mentioned before, but over at LiveJournal I found someone's post about an unbeaded Odessa they were knitting in knitpicks shine sport, well, I just happened to have two skeins of that yarn in my stash (river) and had been wanting to do this hat since it came out, so that's what I did Saturday, I only did a row or two yesterday so I'm hoping to finish it up tonight. I will definitely be making this hat again, I'll probably do a beaded version next time. It's a simple pattern, which makes it perfect for my charity knitting, but it's something nicer than just a normal beanie (especially for the girls)
I've decided Friday will be the day I discuss a few of the approximately 19,000 works in progress I have. (ok, maybe that's a tad bit of an exaggeration)