Have you ever tried the linen stitch? It's different and not too difficult. The free pattern is Quick Slip Cowl and is made with Berroco Brio which is bulky and has a bit of sparkle.
Four of the five alpaca hats are done. Yea! I will even have enough leftover yarn to make a scarf, I think. Speaking of leftovers, I've made another cup holder. That really is a quick project!
My biggest project this week, however, was this recycle task dreamed up by DD#1. She sent the jeans and pattern~~~ It's for a certain someone who loves Tinker Bell. A quilting friend suggested making a vest from the legs. We'll see as there are some other projects in the works first. Boy, these days are flying by! (If you want to see what others are knitting, check out Patchwork Times.)
Oh, and last night we learned that our two group quilts each won third place ribbons, "the dogs" in traditional piecing and "the farm" in the juvenile division! How fun is that?
My friend Becca of Patina Moon took the photos. Thanks, Becca! Well, it's time to get back to the needles. (This will be a very busy choir weekend with a rehearsal tomorrow morning and two services on Sunday. If you care to tune in, it will be streamed live at 9 and 11 AM PST.)