This week I was concentrating on a few knitting projects: green scarf/hat set for my husband; Christmas placemats and coasters; and temperature scarf. I took my projects outside to the deck. The colours represented in the photos are pretty accurate. ;)
For the scarf/hat set, I finished off the scarf (including weaving in the ends) and started on the hat. I have the ribbing done and am just about to start on the cable section. After knitting the scarf, which seemed never ending, I've decided that I don't really knitting/purling through the back loop. To me, it doesn't make enough of a difference (in this case) and it really slowed down my knitting. Here's a shot of the scarf:
The Christmas placemats and coasters are coming along quite nicely. If you remember, I was hoping to finish them before the next project from the Mary Maxim's Knit Club of the Month shows up in 1.5-2 weeks. I've started the 4th placemat and have completed 2 of the coasters, so I'm slightly ahead of where I had planned to be. I'm thrilled! The placemats still need edging on the short sides and blocking, while the coasters will just need blocking. Barring any disasters, I should be able to complete it all before the next project arrives. Here's a shot of the almost-completed placemat and coaster:
That's it for this week.
Needlework Tuesday is hosted by Heather over at Books and Quilts. If you've done any crafting this week, let me know in the comments. If Heather posts a linky this week, I hope you'll consider linking up so other can enjoy your creations.