I have been getting in my knitting time, however! Something for Charlie in Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo's Lula colorway ....
and I'm trying my hand at knitting with beads. So far, I'm hooked! This is Sachiko Uemura's Jeweled Cowl, a free pattern available on Ravelry here. The yarn is Shibui Knits' Cima in Mineral. This yarn is like knitting a cloud - so soft and fluffy with its 70% baby alpaca and 30% merino fibers. I ordered mine here.
And I finished a small shawl/scarf that was fun! This is Michaela Jandacek's Aisling (not to be confused with the pattern for a larger shawl also named Aisling by another designer). The yarn is Madelinetosh DK in Nassau Blue - and it's quite a bit brighter than I could get the photo to show.
Finally, remember the yarn giveaway back in March? I randomly drew one of the comments and have been trying to get in contact with the person who won ever since ... unsuccessfully. So, if I don't hear from Lori Molowitz by next week, I will be drawing a new name from the comments that were there by the deadline. Check back next Wednesday!
Happy Creating! Deborah