Remember the banana silk yarn I received as gift a while back? I finally cast it on, ancdvery quickly cast it off too, as it knits up really quick!
I made the Juicy banana silk scarf (Ravelry link) and even though it calls for two hanks of the yarn, I managed very well with just one, I just left the tassels off and made the scarf a bit shorter - I reckon it measures two meters. I made it with 8mm needles.
I did use a pattern for this, I just can't remember which one! Anyway, meet my glorious ruffle boa! I knit it on 6mm long, long circular. I started out with 90 stitches, then increased every stitch every other row. The yarn is appropriately Bernat Boa (which was terrible to knit with I must say!)
My niece, whom I love very much and who is crafty herself, had her 14th birthday on the 16th January. For her I made this little bag.
The bag itself is knit with Novita's Rustika yarn, which is 51% wool and 49% acrylic. It felts a bit, so that's what I did with it - felted it. The pattern is the buttonhole bag from Mason-Dixon knitting. I think I used 10 mm needles and ca. 100 grams of yarn.
I read an article in Ullaneule a while back about kitchen cloths and how useful they actually are. As backround to you readers, in Finland no-one uses cloths to do the dishes, rather brushes and sponges.
So, I actually knit even more mitts! I had promised Ompelukerho to knit some fingerless mitts for their Christmas sale too, so I did, even though I couldn't really see let alone make another mitten. But now they're done, and I really really will knit something else now!