The Monday Top 5!
Five things it seems like every knitter but me has knitted:
1. A sweater of some kind. No, I've never made a sweater. I did make a shrug, along with a capelet, a few scarves and about a bazillion hats. I have finishing fear. Give me a break, I've only been knitting since February.
2. A Clapotis. Maybe one day.
3. A big giant lacy shawl. Never gonna happen. I have zero interest in lace. I like cables and bobbles and chunky yarn. I do use fingering weight yarn, but doubled or tripled. I've never knit with any needle smaller than a 4 (and that was only the ribbing on hats for which I used 6's for the main body).
4. Socks. Again, zero interest. I don't even wear socks, except when I work out (heh - and when was the last time that happened?).
5. A scarf out of Scarf Style. I'm not even linking, because everyone already has this book. Myself included. I tweaked the "Here & There" cable pattern to use for my shrug (2x2 rib instead of 3x3). I used the "Interlocking Balloons" pattern for one of my hats. (That was a learning experience. I really liked the way I figured out how to handle the crown decreases, and the hat looks really beautiful when it's just lying there. But when I put it on, it stretches out and emphasizes - in a very, very bad way - all the increases and decreases. All the tiny little gaps they make stretch out into ginormous gaping holes, so I can't wear it. I should really frog it, 'cause it's great yarn.) I also stole the reversible ribbed cable idea from "Vintage Velvet." I made a scarf for my cousin (and still regret not taking pics of it; it was GORGEOUS) out of Manos with this pattern. But instead of a center ribbed cable panel, I CO'ed 40 stitches, knitted the whole thing in 1x1 rib, and every 23 rows cabled almost the entire width of the scarf (meaning, rib 4 sts, hold 16 sts to back on cn, rib 16 sts from left needle, rib 16 sts from cn, rib remaining 4 sts). I can't even describe how it looks. Maybe I can borrow it back for a photo shoot.