I promised to show you my newest sweater.
And, TA DA!
The full finished product;
I really like this sweater. The two women who own the shop where our knitting group meets had this great idea.
If you're a knitter you know you always have leftover bits (or LOTS of bits) of yarn from various projects. Their idea was for everyone to bring in their leftover bits, throw it in a huge pile, and everyone start rolling a ball of yarn with timed intervals when you had to move to a new yarn. At the end of the session, each person had one or two huge balls of various mixed yarn, all used by women in the group.
We each chose our own project to use up our sample balls of yarn - there were ponchos, throws, table covers, etc. I decided to make a sweater.
When I wear it, it always reminds me of the women I see at our knitters group.
You know me, though, I couldn't stop there.
I had to make a hat to go with the sweater.
I'm SO happy to announce that I have FINALLY learned how to knit socks!!!
And I am currently at work on pair #4.
It's so satisfying to make your own socks.
(I know I will eventually, but it's so hard to think of giving any of these away.)
You probably noticed my "owies" in the above photos. They're from a couple of biopsies. They turned out to be superficial basal cell carcinomas which I'm planning on treating with skin creams with the medications imiquimod or 5-fluorouracil. Anyone have any experience with those treatments?