Just a quick update on my final 2006 FOs.
Dasha's Playtime Pullover
Pattern: my own, with guidance from One Piece Knits That Fit by Margaret Hubert
Yarn: LionBrand WoolEase Sport, one 435 skein total
A quickie top-down raglan for my newly-adopted niece. It was a design-on-the-fly project with some guidance from an excellent vintage knitting book. It provides a great framework for your own inspiration. This book was recommended to me by the amazing Spiderwoman, who seems to have been M.I.A since the Fall. Anyone know where she is? I am officially worried, and would love someone to let me know she's OK.
This discontinued yarn (figures...) had lived in the stash since Spring 2005, and out of this enormous ball of sport-weight yarn, I got this whole sweater! Now, I am not usually a fan of the Lion Brand, but my brother and his wife are not a fan of the hand-wash or special-care item. And all in all, I am pleased with the soft, sturdy fabric the yarn created.
I also finished Playground Mittens, v. 2.0, but they need a bit more work before they are perfect (anyone know how to make a perfectly rounded mitten top?) I will be working up a tutorial for these kid-mittens in the next week or so, though.