Oh, and I finally got around to taking a pic of my first knitting project (after garter stitch coasters)....a stockinette purse.Sad thing is, it's still not finished. I've been looking for the right fabric for lining it. I think I've found one I like and so now I just need to sew it in. But I was pretty proud of it. I even designed a crocheted sunflower pin to embellish it. Although, I'm thinking of re-doing the sunflower. I haven't felted yet (still working on the draft stopper), but I think that the petals would look much better felted. So there is yet another project to add to the list!
And even though I'm still not finished with the Christmas knitting (update later), I just couldn't wait to start on a new project for ME! I really love the Moda Dea Dream and have been looking for a pattern to use it on. Well, when the yarn came up on sale at 50% off, I HAD to get it. So, I found a project (that was actually already on my list to do) that I really liked. So I cast on for my Nutcracker Scarf by MJ Saunders.
This is my first lace project. It is also the first time I will do a provisional cast-on and a picot bind-off. I'm looking forward to learning new techniques. But I think I've already messed something up AND only 5 rows into the project. Of course, that's not counting the 50 or so times I tried the provisional cast-on before I felt like it was good enough to continue. Hopefully, MJ will be able to help me figure out what I did wrong. I'm loving it so far. It's like petting the yarn while working with it! I LOVE it! :D