I finally got around to taking some pictures of recent projects. First, my daughter's poncho, it's Dapple from the Rowan book Pipsqueaks, made out of All Seasons Cotton. I loved working with the ASC, but was a little peeved that the pattern called for 7 skeins and I had 2-1/2 skeins left over! I guess it's better to have too much yarn than not enough, though. :)
Next up is my Oregon Tote, made with handpaintedyarn.com's bulky wool. This one also took far less yardage than was called for in the pattern, which if I recall correctly was 500-600 yards of the main color. I bought 540 yards and had 1-1/2 skeins left over. And see, it's the size of a 5 year old! Another picture to come once I have felted it.
Next up is the Kristina Bag. Love this pattern. The beautiful Noro yarn does all the work. The colorwork pattern is super easy to follow. I had some difficulty with the double i-cord strap, but finally figured it out and I really like the way it turned out. I used black Cascade Pastaza and can't wait to see how it felts.
Next, a My Little Companion Bag that I'm making with handpaintedyarn.com's merino worsted and some handspun Spunky Eklectic yarn I got from Knit Pixie in Chocolate Covered Cherries. Isn't it yummy? I plan to do a small stripe at the top with the merino worsted, then do the i-cord bind off with the SE yarn. This is my second MLC bag and it takes only about 2 days' knitting time to finish one. I haven't felted one of my own, but have seen shop samples at 2 different stores I frequent and I absolutely love the shape of this bag.
My final progress pic is of the Wildfell Cardigan using Kochoran. I love the yarn, the color, the pattern, but I'm allergic to the angora. I spend the night coughing after I knit with the stuff, and have a permanent sore throat and nasal congestion. I had several offers at work today to 'take the sweater off my hands'... I'm going to persevere because I love it so much, and hope I am able to wear this sweater once it's finished!
And last but not least, I have to share the beautiful birthday surprise I received from my good friend Rani. She sent me this gorgeous Artyarns Ultramerino and the Rowan All Seasons Cotton book. Enough yarn for me to make the Smooch tank! Thanks, R, I love it! Although can you tell my daughter is a tad envious?