I have decided to start putting all my knitting talk here as opposed to the "Knitting on the Road" blog for just personal things, because I'm no longer "on the Road" for work :-) So... here is one of my recent personal knits:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/syrendell. I had been contemplating what to do with the yarn in shades I loved when I was finally struck with knit-spiration, use both for a striped hat! It was fairly simple and I really loved the striping technique. I hadn't done my own striping before and it really kept my interest. It totally rocks and matches my favorite sweatshirt in a charming way :-)
I also had the opportunity to do a special request recently... a llama ear flap hat! Wow... it is really hard to figure out how to make yarn look like a llama! The snout/nose area was the trick part for me... I finally tried a sock heel technique and it worked! I will post pictures later or on my facebook fan page for sure.
I've gotten a couple of cowls done that need to be photographed for sale on etsy and I'm working on another. All my recent yarn purchases have been small amounts so cowls work great... I would like to do more hats though because they are about the same amount of time and there seem to be a lot of cowls going on :-)
Well, back to my cushy white cowl!