And I've been busy knitting! Here are a few of my projects that have been finished this year. The green shawl is yet-another Cozy shawl from knitty.com. This one is done in Debbie Bliss Merino Aran in an emerald green. I used a size 8 needle for this one. The finished size is 24" by 76". I used ten 50 gram balls of yarn and it took me about a week to complete.
The second shawl is from Fall 05 Vogue Knitting and is fondly referred to as "the #15 shawl" as it doesn't have any other name! It's designed by Deborah Newton and is gorgeous. The scalloped edges are a result of the increase/decrease in the pattern. The edge of the shawl is half of what the pattern called for. I'm not crazy about the edging and, truth be told, I didn't have enough yarn to make it twice the width. I'll make this shawl again, but perhaps I'll find a different edging. The yarn is Colorado Yarn Knitaly and I used five 100 gram balls and a size 8 needle. This shawl took about a week to complete.
The pastel photo shows another one of my basket weave lap throws. This is my design as I don't like the checker board look of many other basket weaves out there. This is done in Plymouth Encore worsted weight and used a size 11 needle. It took about 4 days to complete.
About those socks...some colour, eh? It's Koigu KPM in a rather bright chartreuse (chosen by the recipient). The pattern is Oriel from Sensational Knitted Socks. It was my first attempt using the "Easy Toe" method used for toe-up socks and I quite like it. These socks took about 2.5 skeins of Koigu and took me about 2 weeks to complete.