My iPad ate my post.
Greetings and Dear Laura:
Guess I'll have to start over, since the post I was working on was frogged by my technology. First, I should admit that Knitting at Lunch has been encouraging me to post, so she should get the credit here (or blame, as the case may be!)
I finished my February Lady! I cast off and blocked it in January, so I avoided having the project turn 2 years old without completion.
Here it is modeled by my lovely niece. It looks much better on her than it does on me! I don't like the neckline or the raglan shoulders on me. Lea-Ann at Knitting Today thinks that I may like it better if it is shorter, so I may try ripping back a few inches. Else I'm not sure what to do. I don't know if my niece likes it enough that I should give it to her or maybe I'll rip it out and try a new pattern. I don't want to have a sweater that I just don't like well enough to wear, but I love the yarn. Oh well, we'll see!
I also just finished a pair of handwarmers to wear at work. I wanted fingers with open tips for typing. I tried a pattern that I found on Ravelry and I really enjoyed it. It is knit from the fingers to the cuffs. You knit the fingers and then join them as you knit the hand. I find it much easier than gloves that start at the cuffs. This pattern also has a flap for when you are out of doors, but I didn't want that for this pair. I think I'll do another pair with flaps sometime.
Ok, there's a quick update - the post that I lost was better - sorry about that! Talk to you again soon.
Cynthia (aka Designated Knitter)