Hooray for small projects! I spent more than a year & a half working almost exclusively on a knitted blanket---it's all short projects for me from here on out! These 2 were started & completed in the past 2 months:
1. These hunter's mitts are based on a pattern from Green Mountain Spinnery. The yarn is sock yarn by Trekken, it's a wool/bamboo blend. The stripes are from yarn in my stash for which the label is long gone.... The mittens were really fun to make & feel great on my hands!
2. This hat is a modified Tychus from knitty.com: I used only 1 strand of Risata (by Knit Picks), increased the number of short rows in the crown, and increased the number of wedges. Risata is a sock yarn & I love it! The bit of elastic that's in it makes for a great-fitting hat. My next project is to make socks with it.
By the way, I'm not as cranky in real life as I look in that picture...
Thanks for looking!