My first bag contains the body, head and arm of a jester. He's for the girls. I have to work on him when the girls are asleep or Olivia runs off with the appendage-less thing to play with him. The pattern is by the same lady who made the Dotje doll that I just realized I never posted about. Here she is:
She was a gift for my boss
I love this woman's patterns. Just too cute.
My other bag contains about 1/3 of an afghan that I'm working on.
Babette Blanket in black and white - I have more done than this now
I am not a huge fan of granny squares. But I like how this one uses different sizes. The original pattern is in colors... LOTS of colors. I loved how it looked, but I thought it would be less expensive (and yes, yarn gets expensive when you're buying 14 different colors, even the cheap stuff) I decided to just use black, white, and two shades of gray. I used a random stripe generator to come up with what the squares would look like. I'm not as thrilled with it as I want to be. But I intend to see it through to the end and I'll find another afghan to work on that I will love. The girls love blankets so I'm sure if nothing else, one of them will claim it. Well, not Zoe. Linus is faithful to her purple fuzzy blanket.
Yesterday, I did knock out something different. I had been meaning to make a birthday gift for a friend and coworker and kept forgetting until yesterday. Her birthday is Friday and she's off, so I needed something quick to bring to work today. I've been wanting to make some wrist warmers and figured if I knew anyone who would like them, she'd be the one. The pattern was ridiculously easy and quick. I would say if I could have sat down and worked continuously that I would have had them finished in an hour. But I rarely have that luxury. It still didn't take that long and it was easy enough to do it and help Olivia with her reading.
They're cuter on her ;)
I love wrist warmers and fingerless gloves, but they're really not me. Mainly because I have the hottest hands you've ever felt. If my palms are cold, you better check to make sure I even have a pulse.
So that's what is in the bag at the moment. I'll probably be finished with the jester before too long. The blanket will take much longer. I can only make so many granny squares a day before my brain shuts down.