Wanna see a really great Must Have? Marcia is modeling hers. I think it is fabulous, and I love the way she is wearing the blue with the brown. Doesn't she look great?
I still love the yarn, and I think I semi-sorta know what I'm doing. I'm proceeding S-L-O-W-L-Y and with great deliberation. I'm starting to be able to see the pattern emerge, and that is making it much easier. In the first several rows, I felt like I was feeling my way along in a dark cave. I could hardly see the stitches; I could not figure out what I was supposed to be doing. I was thinking that perhaps this yarn, being a darker color and flecked with tweedy bits, was not the best choice for my first aran. But now it seems like it's going to be OK.
I had to use two lifelines last night. Thanks to the timely posting of Nathania's photo, I realized that I wasn't screwing up like I thought I was on some of the stitches. This is always a good feeling. And thanks to the helpful suggestion of Cassie, I put in a bunch o' stitch markers to help keep me on track and ahold of my sanity. How many more lifelines do I have? Just one? If so, I think I'm in trouble.
Lauren, the little doll, sent me a lovely ACCESSORY!!! A sweet little felted bag (in SPICY Old Gold Patons!) that she made. It has a SPICY lining of print fabric with very sexy mums (haha, another great Google, "sexy mums." I would, of course, be meaning chrysanthemums) and a snap closure. It's a cute little handbag that will be great to carry in the spring to make me feel springy. For the life of me, I could not get a decent photo. I'll have to wait 'til I can get outside.
She's going to send me her scrap yarns and I'd like to make a funky felted flower to adorn the bag with. Any ideas for felted flower patterns?