Here's a quick look at what I've been knitting lately.
First up is the Cables and Lace wrap from Sweater Babe. I used most of the same modifications as Rue. She found the alternate cable I used. The original just has 3 plain cables side by side I like the more complex one much better. I added an extra repeat of the lace before starting the ribbing on the sleeves. I also did some short rows around the neckline to give it some shape. This is done in Ultra Alpaca. I would knit bedding out of this yarn if I could. It is fabulously cozy.
Here is the 'Not Too Beret' from Knit and Tonic. I bought this yarn in the warehouse at Webs Thursday evening and knit the whole thing while watching the last episode of Heros Season 1 (I am concerned for Peter Petrelli's well being....but please don't tell me what happens in Season 2...). I haven't used needles as big as this (#11s) in ages and it was shocking how quickly this knit up. It's been on my head more often than not since I finished it, but I do wish it had a bit more slouch to it. Maybe I will block it around a big plate.
My Inauguration Day scarf is growing nicely. Here it is as of yesterday (with 336 days to go).
And finally, here is Obamy Bear. He was made for the Knitting Liberally giving project. He's going to live at the New England Learning Center for Women in Transition where he will soon be adopted by a child from one of the families they help. I'm sure that the child will probably want to give him a special name of their own, but for now, while I still have a few hours with him, he's going by Obamy. (That yellow book in the pile is 'The Complete Book of Cheese'. I bought it for 75¢ at the League of Women Voters Booksale last fall. It is awesome. Under that is 'The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism' by George Bernard Shaw also purchased at the booksale.)
I struggled a bit getting a photo of Obamy. Lily cannot stand for anyone else (even inanimate objects) to be the center of attention in my house.
I particularly love the one in the lower right where she looks so pleased with herself.