These two projects also use stash yarn. The top one is a "chain loop scarf" that someone posted on G+ and I figured I wanted to play with the pattern It took almost an entire skein of Deborah Norville Serenity Bulky. It's long enough to double up and be warm and snuggly. It looks a little silly single. I'm not sure if I'm keeping it or gifting it. The bottom one is an octagon blanket that I started with what was left of the first skein. There's another skein and a half in there and I've got another skein and a half to go. Again, not sure who this is for, but I have some ideas.
The top one I just finished. It's for a September CAL hosted on Google+. I kinda got roped into it when I was admiring someone else's progress. This is another stash buster. The original pattern called for fingering weight and to be a stole (hence the pattern name of "Mist Stole"). I don't wear wraps, but I do like shrugs. So, I found some sport-ish weight yarn in my stash that is a riot of rainbow colors. I think it looks like someone spilled a bag of Spree or M&Ms. It worked up nice and quick. The yarn is a cotton/wool blend and is soft and has a little bit of spring to it. The sleeves come just to my elbows and is a wonderful length.
Here is a circle scarf that I did back in July. I used Knit Picks Chroma fingering in the Galapagos colorway. It's quite beautiful and was a joy to make. Unfortunately, the yarn is 100% wool and while nice on the hands to work with, just made me itch when I tried to wear it. Therefore, I gifted it to Mary. I made one using Knit Picks Comfy in a bright burgandy in the fingering weight for me. It's really cool all in one color and I can't wait to wear it. I have decided I really enjoy scarves and shrugs at work because they can dress up a Tee or a tank or any shirt and add just a smidge of warmth.
Anyhow, that's all the crafty girl photos I can find. I need to get a picture of yesterday's project. There's a new comic and gaming store down near work that just opened up. So, for Gaks' birthday (which is tomorrow!) we went down there and I got him a new Warhammer 40K model. I managed to get it assembled and painted yesterday and last night. It looks pretty good. It's not the best paint job ever, but it is good enough for a first attempt. Thankfully Necrons are mostly black with a bit of bright green.
Anyhow, I've got off today and the boy-o and I are going to the Zoo with Amma this afternoon after we drop Gak off at work. I promise to update the random adventures we've had soon. And hopefully October will be a bit better for updates...
Peace to all and may you be able to indulge your crafty side.