I'm just going to ignore holidays past and look forward to this new year, and the potential it holds. So, let's talk some more about knitting, shall we? I've been doing some.
There are some mistakes, but fewer than I made in my Ishbel shawl, so that's progress, right? It also has beads. I'm not a super sparkle-y kind of girl, but I really like these. They give it a nice weight:
The pattern calls for laceweight yarn, but I wanted a slightly more substantial shawl, so I used a heavier yarn. I also added more short rows so it's a bit deeper in width. I'm trying to keep thorough notes on my projects now, so if you want more details, they're on my ravelry page (linked above).
I recommend tweed for cables. Tweed + Cables is like Peanut Butter + Jelly.
It's not all about the new projects, though. I finished the chevron scarf I was working on. My plan was to use every bit of the two skeins of yarn, but I was just plain tired of knitting this when it was seven feet long, so I quit with probably half a ball left and called it done.
I've also made lots of progress on the Seraphim shawl, It's working up just beautifully:
This is the first time I've used a lifeline, and it's given me perhaps too much confidence. Can you see my mistake? Here it is:
I missed a yarn over, but I think I'm going to have to learn to live with it. I just can't bring myself to rip back that far. Any ideas for fixing it that don't involve re-doing all that work?
And one last little project, just because it's cold out there, and no one wants cold eggs, I made some tiny pink stocking caps.
They were an easy little knit, but I was thinking of writing up the pattern if anyone is interested. They're great for using up those leftover bits of sock yarn.