I went to a holiday party for my knitting group, and a couple of things happened.
We have a gift exchange, and I got this lovely yarn spun by smallsmallfaery:
It’s about 130 yards of Romney, and although it says 11wpi, which is a worsted / aran weight so it will be perfect for my big Chevron blanket*.
And I was thoroughly embarrassed that nearly everyone was wearing a Noro Striped Scarf, and mine (which I started ages and ages ago) was still a WIP. So I got motivated:
Pattern: Noro Striped Scarf
Yarn: Noro Kureyon in colors 40 and 233, 2 skeins each
So, just shy of 3 years later I have finally finished my scarf! I feel pretty silly admitting that, but I just don’t often get into the mood of knitting something in 1×1 rib. Now that it’s done I’ve been wearing it most days!
Then while traveling for the holidaze, I finished a much more recent project, Melanie’s 2011 Birthday Socks.
Yarn: Sophie’s Toes in Grandma’s Blueberry Pie
Melanie modeled them and had the idea of posing with the lights leading from the tree to the plug, so we did.
*another WIP I really should put some stitches on