1. Big snowy owl:
Here's the website with instructions: http://www.purlbee.com/big-snowy-owl/
My daughter was looking over my shoulder while I was perusing this wonderful site and begged me to make this owl as a doorstop. I certainly wish I could make it with the beautiful recommended yarns, but the project would be unaffordable. I do have some decent yarns in my stash, though, and I'll make it out of that.
2. A Valentine scarf made with this cable:
I have some pink yarn on hand that would work perfectly, but instead of making a long scarf, I'll make a short one that just crosses at the throat. I have a large pink button that would work nicely, and adding a buttonhole wouldn't take much time at all.Update:
Sadly, this cool cable didn't show up well in the yarn I chose. I might try it again with different yarn, but in the meantime I'm on the lookout for a heart pattern. I might have to use something that requires two colors.
3. I've decided to make a lavender blanket for my bed. Again, I wish I could make it out of a beautiful wool, but that would cost me a small fortune. A couple of companies make decent acrylic and sell it in very large skeins, so I settled for that. Aside from time, the project will cost about 10 bucks since I got the yarn on sale. I was going to use a cable pattern that I found online (the project was done in a gorgeous red), but there's something not quite right about the pattern. I didn't find that out until I was about 7 rows into it, so I had to rip it all out. I'll use this pattern instead:
4. This is the hat I'm making in blue and brown for a wee special guy:
(photo credit: Brandy Fortune)
The instructions: http://petitepurls.com/basics/b_earflap.html
Simon Pegg has been tweeting about all the snow that's falling on England. For a bit I thought he was exaggerating, but then I looked into it a little further. Wow! England has already had far more snow than we've had this season, and this is supposed to be a cold, snowy state. Stay warm, my English friends!
*Crossposted from Dreamwidth*