For any knitters who haven't yet signed up for Ravelry, you need to...like, yesterday. It's the perfect site to find patterns, organize your knitting list, and get help if you need it (somehow I always do). I find most of my knitting patterns on this site, though I still love my old standbys, Last Minute Knitted Gifts and More Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. I made these fingerless gloves with the help of Joelle:
My other sister got a headband (she requested a bow that big)! I made that one from a picture. It was basically three rectangles, one with a slight indent in the middle, sewn together.
My spring break project was to make my long, skinny dog a sweater. She has virtually no body fat and gets cold if we aren't outside exercising. This was the end result! Not bad for having to change the pattern completely - Ginny is a size medium, large, AND extra large in different places! What a weirdo.
I'm now on to a project for myself, finally! I'm making myself this heirloom cardigan. Though I'm still in the beginning stages, I already love the warm merino wool and delightful details, like the twisted stitch ribbing and the bound edge showing on the sleeves and bottom. I'll make sure to post when I'm done!
While I'm am happy to share all my knitting projects with you, I really hope spring will be here soon. I love cozying up with a cup of tea and some skeins of yarn, but I cannot wait to be outdoors gardening in the sunshine. More on that later!