|Bonus: got to try out my new|
Small projects have been the name of the game, consequently. My primary project for the last trip to KC I took ended up being the Serpentinite Scarf by Carol Feller knit with a skein of Fiesta Yarns' La Luz. Since I was substituting in a yarn that had less yardage than what was specified, I knew I'd have to do some modifications going in. What ended up happening is that I only knit one half of the scarf!
The pattern is pretty clever; you knit one half of the scarf, then you work several rows to create the loop before getting back to knitting the second half of the scarf. That may not be the world's greatest explanation, but hopefully you get the gist. Anyway, I
Speaking of 'lazy girl' mods....I know I'd said this was going to be my first-ever beaded projects, but it just wasn't meant to be! I couldn't string them directly onto the yarn because it was too thick, and I didn't feel like tracking down different beads which would work for my purposes. I did try stringing them onto thread which I held with the yarn, but it proved to be overly fussy and frustrating, and I ended up ripping it out.
After that, I was looking for a fun project that I could finish in a day or two, and decided to make my first project from 50 Yards of Fun! I started with the cutie cactus using some destash yarn from my amigurumi bin. I'm looking forward to making lots more adorable critters from this book!