I seem to be still a bit punch-drunk from all the deadlines and stress of the last three months, but I did get a few things done this week.
Like, last night? I knit this little swatch from Knitting Counterpanes:
I thought it would maybe work for the impossibly-slim-yarn project idea still creeping around in my head. Turns out it's not something I can imagine knitting about 100 times, and I really want all the effort in that project to go into wrangling the yarn rather than counting, so when I finished binding off and looked at it I was all, "No. Just NO."
But looking at at it again this morning I'm thinking I might be able to adapt it a little to get the effect I was looking for.
The night before that, I finally finished the 1-hour project I started Monday:
It took me longer because I couldn't really see straight what with the residual exhaustion and so forth, and then misread '2 inches' to be '3 inches' and then didn't measure and got closer to '4 inches' before I caught myself and ripped back.
But cute, yes? It's to hang lip balm off a key chain.
The pattern is compliments of Dawn Riden at Dawning Dreams. It's a fun yet sensible knit (because it gives leftover sock yarn a useful life) and I'm thinking I will make it again, a bit longer and wider, to hang my lipstick from the clip inside my purse. I'm always losing that in the depths of some pocket or other.
But first I'm going to work on the sample for a little pattern I meant to post here last fall. It's been too long since I've done a freebie!