So here's what I've been working on and finishing.
First I've been slogging along on a bee keeper's quilt and have made some great puffs. Here's a couple in the Rick Goes to Crazy Town color from Knit and Fiber Creation's Walking Dead club.
I finished mom's fun-fur scarf. She loves it. And that's what matters, not my pride or my achey hands...
Feriade Valencia, and they are amazingly bright!
Then I went cowl crazy! I made a cowl in 4 days. Size 10 needles helps though. ... The Sallah Cowl from knitty.com And it's amazing. I may have blocked it a little aggressively, but I thought it was choking me...
The doubling of the loop means I get a mustache! Great fun.
I have started the Bittersweet Vines Cowl and Mitts set by Anne Hanson, who came to visit the Windy City Knitting Guild last weekend. I chose Plymoth Mushishi to knit it out of. It's a one ply aran weight, wool and silk blend. And here's my cowl in progress with Anne. She is so sweet.
I didn't go alone - with DizzieLizzie and RachelCables we worked our cowls. I love Rachel's - look at that green!
Also on the needles - no photo - is the Stoker Sweater from Amy Herzog. I finally did the math and read the 3 sleeve articles from knitty.com to figure my fat-arm-skinny-sleeve problem out. Conclusions being 1. Lose some weight so I don't have this problem and 2. knitting is all math.
Conclusions looking at the above pictures, everyone's getting cowls for Christmas!