I have two projects currently getting knitting time - a shawl and a sweater.
This is a feather and fan crescent shaped shawl/scarf that I'm knitting from Berocco Ultra Alpaca Fine. I like how light and airy it is. I'm knitting this with opportunityknits - a friend I made through a fabric swap several years ago (hosted by Iris). She posted about her shawl yesterday so you can see her beautiful project.
This was getting a lot of attention during the earthquake/tsunami coverage. Then I needed to finish a lap blanket for someone and I started a sweater. It's amazing how easy it is to put something aside and forget to work on it!
1. I don't want to knit them for my current size since I am not happy with my size. And even though I'm losing weight I still don't want to put time into a sweater I may not get to wear.
2. It takes more yarn to knit for the size I am now. There are so many beautiful yarns to turn into sweaters but I don't want to use Emma's college fund to buy them.
3. I couldn't find the "perfect" sweater.
Well, I found the Sassymetrical sweater pattern and decided to just jump in . This sweater should be fine because it's rather adjustable depending on how it's worn. And I already had the yarn (Classic Elite Premiere). I really have nothing to lose and I'm excited to be knitting it. I hope to have enough yarn to lengthen the body and the sleeves.
What are you knitting these days?