And another project...
Well, first let's see what's in progress:
Cables (I'm ignoring this for a bit because I'm just frustrated with it)
Baby sweater (re-knit the damaged arm, and now I've got the thing joined and am knitting back and forth now)
And here's what's done:
Pattern: from the book Nordic Knitting, but I think it may have come from Hugur og H÷nd originally since the pattern writer is Elsa Gujˇnsson.
Yarn: Shetland 2-ply in natural sheep colours
I cannot for the LIFE of me get a decent picture of the texture pattern in these. If I can manage it later, I'll just replace the image. It's too bad because it's the best part really.
So I had some extra white yarn from the other sjßl and I couldn't wait any longer.... after all, I think I have an excuse to wear this one..;)
(Hßlfskßk from ŮrÝhyrnur og langsj÷l)
Note the bamboo crochet needle in this picture. I bought a crochet needle on the way home so I can use it when I finish that other one (and this one too). Of course, being not much of a crocheter at all, a bamboo crochet needle is REALLY HARD TO USE! I just experimented with it, even though I am not ready for the edging on that other shawl until I get the brown yarn, but I think it will take me a month at the rate I was going just to do the top loop part. So maybe I need to get a metal needle. But the packaging is cool, and it says "Hight Quality Bamboo Needle."
I also just finished reading Grrrls: Viva Rock Divas, which is really old but still entertaining, interviews with women rock stars from the late 90s. And I gave it back to the library before writing down a book that was mentioned that sounded interesting, so now I guess I'll have to look for it again to write that book title down. And I watched Calendar Girls, which was a cute, funny movie about those Yorkshire women that made that nude calendar for charity, and Connie & Carla, which is your typical silly girls-on-the-run-from-gangsters-so-they-have-to-dress-up-as-drag-queens sort of movie. Kind of different ends of the spectrum, but both fun anyway.