First there's the piano scarf which is still going strong. I've gotten a little over 2 octaves done now. I might end up not doing all eight if I decide the scarf is long enough before then. I'll take that as it comes.
After having knitted the iPhone friendly mittens for Mixi, I decided I really needed some myself too. I don't do too well with knitting the same thing over and over again though, so I figured I'd try to see if I could manage my way around a pair of gloves, and finally found this rather simple design for Classic Gloves. I was slightly worried about the fingers, but it turned out a lot easier than I had feared. The first one just needs the ends weaved in now
and the second one is just getting started
I decided to only make slits on the thumb instead of both thumb and first finger, but I'm contemplating making slits on both thumbs as I tend to use both quite a bit. I've got a while before I need to make that decision though.
Finally I gave in to temptation and cast on for the Haruni... and immediately fell in love. The pattern is fortunately a lot easier than I originally had feared, and after the first 32 rows I found myself able to look at my work and see what came next, which spared me for a lot of counting and a LOT of mistakes to pick up! I still tend to forget the first and last yarn-over of each repeat, but that's easily fixed. I haven't quite memorized the pattern, but it's easy enough that I can memorize one line at a time ;)
And it's turning out more gorgeous than I had ever hoped :)
Close-up of the details
I want to wear this shawl for my sisters wedding in March which should give me plenty of time to get it done :)
The yarn is Grignasco Champagne which is a merino/silk blend. It cost a pretty penny, but is turning out to be WELL worth the expense! It's so soft and yummy to work with :)