I got the Amande Vest off the needles. It just needs buttons and then to be blocked. I'm a little concerned because the vest really seems to pull down at the bottom from the weight of the yarn, while there's not much holding it up at the top. Hmm.
I still need to block the Ishbel shawlette! I am a blocking procrastinator. Partially because I have to block on the floor of my bedroom and then make sure the baby doesn't get in there. Not easy.
Anyway, I did finally finish that scarf for Miss E too. It's only like 3.5 feet long. Haha But she wore it today to school, and she said she wore it all day except at PE, so I'd call that a knitting win.
The pink Marian cowl was finished in one day. Very easy, very cute. E uses it like a baby sling for her dolls. I liked hers so much that I bought the proper sized needle (19, not 15) and made myself one of navy yarn. Love it. I also popped out a pair of fingerless mitts for myself from Eco Duo. They're extremely basic, I use them on chilly mornings when I run. So, only twice so far. Haha
Right now I am halfway through a pair of fingerless mitts in green camo, to match M's cap. Not so motivated since we are having gorgeous fall weather and mitts are a bit excessive. Honestly though reason one is it is time for the thumb and I sort of hate doing thumbs.
Reason two being I started the Travel Shawl from Knitting 24/7. I've been focusing on that project, and really enjoying it! I only had to rip out the beginning and start over once (and I had only made it to about row 8, so very little invested), which I think is pretty good. As usual, once the pattern got established the shawl became 9,000 times easier to knit. It's good tv knitting. Also I am now quite proficient at a k3tog! Haha Right now I'm on a 24" circular (size 5). I'm slightly concerned I'll have to invest in yet another circular needle, bite the bullet, get a 32". I have a feeling I'm going to have a very hard time fitting 500+ stitches on a 24" circular. We'll see. I do have some credit at my LYS...Anyway, I love this pattern and I think I'm going to LOVE the finished product. I am using the yarn called for by the pattern, Peace Fleece, even the same color (Father's Gray). It's very rustic. Picking out bits of straw as I knit!
And here's my hambone baby just for fun!