I caught a craptastically craptastic cold (I actually had it in the pictures of my finished Amused--hence the hat and pale face) and spent most of last week sick at home.
That wasn't all bad because a) I re-watched the complete two seasons and Christmas special of Downton Abbey (which I ADORE) and b) I knit a whole big bunch.
For example, I completed weeks 5and 6 of my Ella Reinvented coat, the cuffs and the collar. I'm loving these ruffles! -even if they take FOREVER to bind off. (It's a picot bind off, cast on 2, bind off 3, on a ruffle of a gabillion sts).
And I finished my Grand Central Cowl (sorry about the crappy photos, sickness makes me lazy).
The yarn is super squooshy Briar Rose Pilgrim. I love the deep jeweled colours. Natalie's pattern is easy and fun and fast. I want to make another one.
I also got started on something new, Flavia from the Indigodragonfly Smartass Knitters/World Domination Club. The yarn is extra yummy Polwarth Silk. This stuff could become my desert island yarn. The pattern is a whole lot of moss stitch which suits me fine--I wanted some easy couch knitting.
This is my progress as of this morning. I got a whole lot of knitting done this weekend, but that's another post.