I had a very productive weekend (well, productive knitting-wise). I am super excited to report that I am almost finished with the lettering on the smokinskip scarf! YAY! I made it through the "k", the "i" and the first half of the "p" last weekend. Here is a pic of it up to the "i" part:
Impressive, eh? I'm looking forward to finishing. Then I think I'll be done with intarsia projects for a while after this... I definitely need a break from it. In fact, I might be done with gift knitting in general for a while too.
I also made good progress on the Mousseux shawl I am making for my mother. Here is what I have so far. I estimate I'm about 25% done at this point, maybe 30%. It is just increasing garter stitch at this point, so it's really easy. Not too boring... though the rows are starting to get pretty long, so that feeling may change. Here is a pic, though there's really not much to see:
I have no doubt that I will have this done before I go visit my mother in late April. Yay!
p.s. I envy some of the knitting bloggers out there who always take the most beautiful WIP pics! Mine are horrid, I know. Frankly, my FO pics really aren't much better... something I need to work on.