Here's some more catching up to date with the projects that I have lying around.
First off, there's this little monster. I want to finish him fast, because he looks so lifeless and dead without stuffing or an armature.
He's a gift for my best friend back home, Steph, who likes chameleons. The pattern is Chameleon by Hansi Singh. I really love it, but there are some errata which really frustrates me - I don't like finding errata in patterns, especially when I paid for them. But thankfully all the fixes were on ravelry, so after I ran into my first snag I looked up any other errata and wrote it down in my moleskin.
Anyway, it's coming along well but I want to finish it before I move home and see her again - so, by the middle of next week. (My conscience is saying "good luck" here, but I believe in myself!)
There's also this kind of crazy thing:
I haven't been able to give it a good name yet, since most of the things I think of when I look at it could be mistaken for euphamisms.
|The nickname "The Red Terror" was met with snickers and/or disgusted looks|
It started out earlier this quarter when I saw that a sweater kit on knitpicks was on sale for $20. The pattern was called Cozy Cocoon - which is about $5 in itself, so... I got a sweater's worth of yarn for $15. This alone was incentive enough for me to buy it, since I've been telling myself I'm going to knit a sweater for years, and buying yarn for sweaters for years, now I finally get a pattern, with yarn, delivered to my door for about $25 when you factor in shipping? That's too good!
It probably didn't help that everyone in Hooks and Needles has knit or is working on a sweater - Kay, Ash, Rebecca, Alysia... I just wanted to belong! So, I happily cast on, and kept knitting... and knitting... and knitting...
I'm not even halfway done. I just hope I don't get bored, or don't like it in the end. I guess if I don't like it, I'll just give it to my mom.
So, that makes 3 out of 4 projects that I have to show for myself! The 4th one deserves a post all in itself, so I'll save that for another time I think. I don't like having so many WIPs at once - I feel like nothing is getting done!