I spent a lot of the holidays knitting because it is one of my favorite things to do. I found this fishtail pattern somewhere online and decided it would be a good application for this lovely yarn I received as part of my payment a number of years ago for drawing the logo for Hipknits. I had at first assumed it was sock yarn because it was so thin, but later was told it might be too fine for that. I forget what its content is, but its lovely and soft. Socks would have gotten holes quickly! So now it is two feet of scarf with more to come. Knitting a lace pattern like this makes me feel awfully clever and its not so hard after all! I intend to learn cables next. That is what I love about knitting. It is so skill level oriented. You can just keep learning and learning! Or you can knit scarves for ever. Whatever suits your fancy - its a great feeling.
I also started up a new pair of socks wth the yummy yarn I got on etsy from Ruby Sapphire last year. Isn't it pretty! I am using a basic sock pattern even though I had been worried this yarn was a tad thinner than the yarn specified in the pattern. In the end I decided I needed to just use the yarn and not leave it laying around for girl cat to steal and wreak havoc with. She likes to discover it in my knitting basket over and over and trot off triumphantly with it in her teeth.