First up for review is the February Baby Sweater.
I started this in some Cotton Patine yarn, and enjoyed the rows and rows of garter stitch. Unfortunately, I didn't read through the whole pattern before starting, and forgot to keep some garter for the edging upon starting the lace. I should have known better, especially considering this is an Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern, whom I know to be a designer that provides recipes, not exact patterns.
I will finish this pattern someday. I liked it in the cotton, so I may even start again with the same yarn. For now, the yarn goes back in the pile.
Exhibit number two is the Anthropologie Shrug, which I started on my Corpus Christi trip last month.
I actually was knitting this correctly, and made no mistakes (the pattern is so easy to follow), but I decided that a shrug in this neutral color would not be something I would wear regularly. I am entirely too pale to wear beige. Who am I kidding? I frogged this, and have already determined a better use for the snickerdoodle yarn (that's the colorway-from Knit Picks); it will become a pillow-a much better use for the color. I haven't determined what yarn I will use to make the shrug, but believe me, I've got options.
My third frustration of late is my beloved CPH. I've already completed the back, which you see here:
and the left front. However, as I was knitting up the right front, I got interrupted a bit, and somehow kept knitting about five inches past the point where I should have begun binding off for the armhole. This is, I assume, an easy mistake to make, but now I have to rip back to the correct point and knit again. I know this isn't that big of a deal, but a setback like this makes me want to throw it away. I won't actually do that, by the way.