i finished my mairéad hat over the holidays, wore it once or twice and then frogged it. i cast on a new hat with the same yarn right away, with a little snowflake i designed myself. and it fits! :) it was my first try with colorwork, so it turned out a little tight. but i'm looking forward to more projects like this in the future!
new year, new knitting beginnings. i joined a knitalong over at woolful (do you know the woolful podcast for fiber folk? it's great for listening to while knitting, very inspirational!). we are knitting a Nordic Wind Shawl. i like the pattern a lot, it is simple and knits up quickly. i'm using Létt Lopi yarn from Iceland. so far i'm thinking it is very rough and scratchy, so i will not wear this shawl anywhere near my skin. but to wrap around my shoulders on a cold winter evening, yes! it might soften up when it is soaked, we'll see.
we made a trip to the library today and i brough home 2 children's books (for me!) that have been recommended to me. but the arrival of series 5 of Downton Abbey on my doorstep today will mean less reading time ;)
what are you knitting and reading? joining ginny again today.