First, the small and intense:
Seriously, that was a lot of fun to make. You can see a bit of the back of the thumb, which I striped rather than work in pattern, just because.
Now, the large and mindless:
These sleeves of my Anise are also done, they just need to be attached. Then I knit the collar, and, PRESTO!, new warm sweater for the Boston Winter that Will Not Give It Up Already. By the way, the buttons are just for show; this is actually a pullover, not a cardigan. I thought about making mine a cardigan, but I envisioned how the front would drape when open, that is, poorly, like a ripped-open box top, and realized I would always wear it closed anyway. I purchased the buttons, which are made of nut, at Yarns in the Farms just a few hours ago; Jill and Tyler, two of the knitters who work there, suggested the color, which is a bit more pink than in this photo. I never would have thought of this, but I love it.
On that note, I also love the feedback I get on my blog. So, in honor of the fact that I've had the blog for about 1 year and two weeks now, I'm having a contest of sorts. Please comment on this post, and I will randomly choose a name from among those who commented and send this:
AMONG OTHER THINGS from the Yarn Room that I did not have a chance to photograph today. Indeed, I will send a package of desirable yarn to a random commenter in celebration. To encourage the comments, because when you comment I go read your blog, because we must have some similar tastes and interests. And so the virtual version of that yarn store input I got today continues.