While in my mind I was dreaming of all kinds of new projects I'd love to knit, I was worried that I didn't have the skill set yet to carry them off. After talking with the staff at the knitting store ( I love these people, they are so very helpful), I think this Spring I'm going to take a "class" and make a felted purse while I sit in the store and have ready hands to help. I think it will be my birthday gift to myself.
This year, I decided that I should really make some blankets for two little girls I know. You see thus far I've made six blankets and only one of those actually stayed in our house. The rest were all gifts. How I wish those first two blankets I made (oh, they were bad) I could take back and remake, but thankfully since they were both baby gifts they probably were destroyed by spit up anyway!
For my final project, I picked up some great woolly yarn in hopes of making an everlasting scarf. I have this great pattern that mimics a Gap scarf sold this year. The problem is that it's a 1purl / 1 knit pattern and the fact that I knit Continental style and purl English throw style makes it very complicated to switch back and forth between the two styles. I'm hoping that my mother in law can teach me how to purl the "right " way this March. Sadly, my muscles and brain are slow learners ( just watch me at the gym and you'll know it's true) so I don't know if I can.