The next project I worked on was a hat and scarf set. The hat has a variegated lace on the edge, very nice. Here's the pattern if anyone wants to make it. I somehow changed the lace thinking I had to purl on the back of every row instead of knit. Oops. It looked great though. It didn't take long to make after I finally figured out what I was going to do. The scarf on the other hand....drove me nuts. I knew I wanted to have the lace on the edge like the hat but I couldn't find a good stitch to make the rest with. Everything I tried rolled into a tube. I don't know how many times I torn that thing out. I finally decided to just do the modified lace stitch for the entire scarf. It rolled some but after blocking it looks gorgeous. I hope my friend is staying warm with them.
The other project I've been working on is a small tote bag to take to church. (I've made myself a purse like Janel's only brown with a turquoise paisley lining, very cute. I haven't gotten a picture of that yet because I filled it right away and it's not been empty yet. Some day I'll get a picture.) The tote turned out to be a great size. I did measure it out before hand but sometimes things happen and they don't end up like you think they will. (By the way it's my own pattern and I didn't write it down, maybe next time.) Anyway, after searching the entire fabric store for lining fabric and coming up empty handed I thought I'd look one more time. I found this great fabric right away. Why did it have to hide the first time I looked? I waste enough time by myself. I of course had to put pockets in it and a magnetic closer. It turned out great, in my opinion. I'm considering selling these bags on eBay or somewhere.
I've also been working on some blocks to make Warm Up America afghans. We are making them in my church sewing group. I think we're up to four now. I also just bought some funky yarn to make myself another pair of socks. It's been so cold lately and my feet just won't stay warm unless I have on a pair of regular socks and a pair of my hand made socks. I never did get a picture of those did I? They don't look as nice as they did when I made them, but they're still warm. A lot of the fuzz has washed off. I'll be sure to get a picture of the new pair if I ever find time to finish them.