So, because I like eye candy and need to feel like this is not an all bad time of life, some random projects I've completed in the recent past:
Handwarmers from the roommate. Leftovers from the 2009 hat mania, actually. I improvised this pattern: cast on 30 stitches, in a 3 knit-2 purl repeat in the round. When I got to the thumbs I cast off 5 stitches and then on the next row cast back on the same number, and then knit until there was no yarn left. Roommate stays up later than I do, so I'm hoping these will help keep her warm as she's typing away.
Believe it or not, I bought these in high school. I was 17. That was almost a decade ago. We are not going to talk about unimportant numbers like age right now. Anyways, I have always looooooved them and probably dragged them to every darn place I've lived [minus China], but didn't wear them terribly often because they were still gloves at that point and didn't fit well into my life. So! I bought myself size 0 double-pointed needles, chopped off each glove tip, unraveled the yarn, cursed like crazy as I tried to work the yarn back on to the needles and then bound off to create the fingerless gloves that you see. A simple refashion, but oh how I wear them more! It's great.
Finally, my DQS8 mini quilt arrived! My swap partner also sent some great fabric and really cute goodies as well. She did such a great job balancing the colors and patterns and using whimsical fabrics and bright and cheery colors, and goodness knows I will probably never get around to making myself a strip-quilt type of decoration so its a darn good thing that somebody else did! And hey look, it fits in perfectly with what I've already got going on my bedroom wall! Best of all, when I wear my DS-shirtdress refashion I can match my wall. Maybe I should just stand there all day. Although given the paragraph at the top of this post, mabye that will have to wait until next week.