Oooh, first week back for the work in progress Wednesday and yarn along parties *waves* Hi everyone :)
Having finished my Cria (finally! More about that on Friday), as well as a project that was started and finished before ever setting foot on the blog, I actually only have a couple of WIPs on the go at the moment. Shocking, I know *laughs*
My Noro Striped Scarf version:
It's actually King Cole Riot, so the colours aren't as saturated as Noro would be, but I really like the more muted tones. It's quite a skinny scarf, as you can see, and I am planning to make it really long. Which makes it quite hard to photograph *laughs* I'm about halfway done, and it is a nice mindless knit, so hopefully it'll be finished fairly soon.
My other WIP is one I started as part of my desire to learn some new skills this year. As I haven't been knitting that long, everything I have learned so far is technically a new skill, but I feel like I haven't tried anything to challenge me in a little while.
So I decided it was time to try out colourwork *grins proudly* Plus, the pattern is of course charted, and I've never knit from a chart before. The fact that the chart is simple, just showing which colour goes where, seems like an excellent introduction to me ;)
I'm quite pleased with how this is going, I am even knitting with a different colour yarn in each hand (I started with both in one hand, dropping the colour I wasn't using, but that got annoying very quickly!) My tension isn't perfect, but hey, it's my first time with 2 colours and I'm just happy that it currently looks like it is supposed to ;)
As for my book, it's one I spotted on someone else's yarn along post a while back (I'm sorry, I can't remember who it was now) and thought it looked interesting. So it went onto my Christmas list and mum couldn't help but by it because it looked so strange. I'm quite enjoying it *smiles*