And I didn't even know I was in a contest! Carrie over at Knit-Whit wanted opinions on what color of yarn to make mittens out of, so I threw mine in (I'm good at that, just ask my husband!). She ignored all of the good opinions, a lot like my husband does ;) and went for a completely different yarn. So she decided to give away some yarn, and I won!! I got to pick one of the original choices of yarn, and I picked the yarn dyed with strawberry kool-aid. Such a nice color, I can't wait to get it and decide what to make. I don't think I will go with mittens, I'm more of a glove kind of person. Maybe a hat, I'll have to look for a cool pattern. Thanks Carrie!!!!
In other knitting news, I made it to Yarn Cafe's sale this weekend. I picked up some beautiful black Alpaca yarn to make a hat out of. In between this hat, Shedir and maybe a pink hat I should have plenty of hats to make it through the winter. I also picked up some Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn, and I haven't even finished my first pair of socks yet! Now that I am free to knit things for myself I have been too distracted to focus on just one thing.
I finished my Two Color Brioche Stitch Scarf, pictures will be coming soon. I really like it. I think I am going to block it to be a little bit wider, but I love the color combination. This scarf is one reason I picked up the black Alpaca yarn. I need a hat to go with the cool scarf! I also ripped back Shedir to the ribbing and redid the increase. I purled into the back of the stitch this time and there is still a little hole, but it looks so much better. I am really enjoying the cables, but I can't imagine doing a whole sweater of these tiny cables! I also started the second sock for the sock I finished back in April. I needed something simple to knit on the drive back home for Thanksgiving.
I think I am going to put off getting the yarn for the sweater I want to knit. I want to give my skills a chance to get a little better, plus I am losing weight and I want this sweater to be something I wear for years. Not something I wear for a little while and then is too big. There could be worse reasons to put off knitting something!