While I do have some flowers making their way back into the garden, this post is about the knitting finally :-)
First, a friend of mine is getting married in September so how could I resist making her the Condom Critter for her upcoming bachelorette party? I couldn't help it, I just had to have this book!
I haven't had a chance to attach the face and feet yet but I think she's pretty cute just the same. I plan to make a couple more of these babies because it was so quick and easy. Well, it was quick, not necessarily easy.
The directions for putting it together really left something to be desired, I could have used straight size 5's for most of it instead of putting point protectors on the ends of double pointed needles and really the whole thing could have been knit on circulars much more easily which would have greatly reduced the seaming. I know, I know, I sound so negative! It really wasn't all that bad, I think I'll just make a few adjustments when I make the next critter. Also, I made this one much smaller than I had expected because I didn't hold two strands together like it called for so I may take their advice on that next time.
I also started the Chevron Scarf because when I see a band wagon I can't resist jumping on it! I got this altered version from - - - shoot! I can't find which blog I snatched this from. I promise to find it and add the link so you too can steal the adjusted pattern and I can give props to whomever made the scarf a tad wider. (I'm so sorry)
Anyway, this is her and I'm loving it! I had originally planned to use some of the Socks That Rock that I treated myself to for my three month, no smoking anniversary, but then realized
that I would have far too much left over from each of two different skeins so I caved and treated myself to two little skeins of Koigu which I've been coveting for soooo very long. The yarn not the colors. While I love the colors I picked they are not necessarily (well the light one anyway) be what I would normally pick. There was so much to chose from in the store and I knew I wanted two that really clashed which made it hard to pick because your mind automatically wants to pair things accordingly. Even though I went with one very light and one very dark shade I can still see how they match. Next time I'll be really brave and go for two shades that seem awful together ;-)
PS: I got my Stitches brochure the other day. Yay, I can't wait!!!