I recently realized that I've been commenting on other people's stuff more than I've been showing off my own
So here they are, some new and not-so-new finished objects
First up: My red (raspberry?) beret. I tried to make a cool, slouchy beret-type thing, and I ended up with this. Not exactly what I wanted, but it serves its purpose - its warm and it covers my ears. For whatever reason, my hair looks crazy shiny in this picture.
Second: The black-and-white scarf. My mom went to a high-end craft show, where she saw these scarves that were knitted and felted, with a wide center panel and ruffled edges. She figured I could make her one, and I did. Well, I tried. It was my first time felting, I over-accounted for shrinkage, and ended up with a massively long and heavy scarf - almost to the point of being unwearable. I used Patons Classic Wool, and it felted nicely, but it's a little itchy.
Third: The cranberry scarf. This is a much nicer and softer version of the black-and-white scarf, using Peru DK Luxury from AC Moore; it's a merino/alpaca/silk blend. This was part of my mom's Christmas present. She loves it, and so do I. The color in the pic is off, the scarf is more of a wine color.
Fourth: The curly scarf, and the oldest piece of the bunch. I made this from some beautiful pink flecked wool/silk. The pattern is really just the edge from the black&white/cranberry scarves. I made it to be more of a look-pretty accessory than a keep-warm accessory, and it's very thin. Now that I've made those other two scarves, it feels too thin, so I might put a body and another edge to it. Opinions? I had originally made it for my aunt for Christmas, but forgot to send it (oops!). Again, the color is off, and the scarf is brighter in person.
Last: The baby blanket. I absolutely love making stuff for babies! At the time of crocheting, the parents-to-be didn't know the sex of the baby, so I made it a neutral off-white color. I picked a simple, repetitive stitch pattern from one of my pattern books and took off. The pic is a close-up of the stitch; the whole blankie is about 2 1/2 feet square.
So thats it for finished stuff. In the works, I have a blanket for my boyfriend and me, which I promised to have done by our anniversary in March. After that it's de-stashing by way of scrap granny square blankets. And maybe a toy to go along with the blanket for the soon-to-be baby
Thanks for looking!