I finished another commission last night. I know it is going to be gifted, but since I am fairly certain the recipient does not read my blog (and has never heard of me) I am going to post pictures anyway.
It is a basic winter white seed stitch infinity scarf/cowl. I used size 11 needles and cast on 121 stitches, then I just worked in seed stitch until it was a little over 8 inches wide. The alpaca yarn I used is soft and drapes luxuriously. Laying down the final product is 8 inches wide by 25 inches long (so it's 50 inches around). If you hold it up the weight of the yarn lengthens it a bit.
It's the perfect length for wearing loosely doubled. It is loose enough I bet you could stretch it to a third wrap, but then you would lose all of that fabulous drape and I don't think it would look as nice.
The purse I ordered on Etsy came yesterday! Fabulous. It's a grey color with either a tan or a pinky tan thread running through it. I actually thought it was just going to be light grey, but thats ok. I am in to bows right now, so I really love it. It feels very durable and is lined and has a few pockets inside. I got the small size to try and keep myself from carrying as much stuff. Eventually I may have to break down and buy the large size too. In a different color, or course. Anyhow, it is all packed up and ready to go to work with me today!!
The end of my evening last night was spend working an a hunter green Regular Guy hat. This wool I am working with feels like it is going to be very warm! I should have it done this evening and listed in my shop! Its kind of exciting to have a shop. If you haven't had a chance to go look yet, please take a moment to do so. I only have 4 things listed right now, and they are all cowls, but I will keep adding slowly. I still need to perfect my shop policies and work on banners and buttons and all of those other complicated things. Its hard because the more time I spend photo editing and playing on the computer is less time I spend knitting. It occurred to me yesterday that I opened my etsy shop on 1/11/11. I wonder if that will be good luck?