At long last, I have photos for you of a couple of finished items.
First, here is Gioia, pattern by the lovely Wendy of The Garter Belt. The scarf is in need of blocking, but that didn't stop me from wearing it last week! Either I made a goof or the Noro Silk Garden did. See how the stripes on either side don't quite match up? I'm not too worried about that. If I wanted symetrical, I'd have bought a machine made item. I love Gioia just the way she is and already have plans to make another.
Next, we have the Bow-knot Scarf. This little scarf worked up in no time flat. The pattern was easy and straightforward though not very exciting. The end product is quite nice, though, I think. Next time, I'll make this in nicer yarn. I'm not thrilled with the Patons wool that I used.
I'm not posting a progress picture of Tubey. How exciting is a wide expanse of garter stitch? Not very! I'm actually considering ripping out a portion of my Tubey progress, because I'm not happy with how the section looks where I joined the second ball of yarn. You know how that goes....if it's bugging me enough now that I'm considering frogging, it is only going to bug me worse if I let it be! The sign of a seasoned knitter is that she's not afraid to rip it! I'm not afraid, so that must make me seasoned. :-) I want a sweater that makes me truly happy and does justice to the nice yarn I'm using.
I missed a whole week of Curves last week due to being sick and then having a two day business trip (while still sick). It was nice to get back today. Our leader is such a nice, supportive person. She really does add to the fun factor. My goal for the week is to make four workouts. That was my goal last week, too, but the creeping crud kept me from it.
Speaking of workouts, I really need to start my Olympic training! I have to find the yarn and pattern for Clapotis and wind the yarn into balls. I probably should swatch, too, but I don't think that gauge is a big issue with something like Clapotis.