Also, I'm developing a bit of a girl-crush on Helene Grimaud.
Just kidding. Summer has been keeping me all extra busy, and I haven't felt motivated to do much since the endpaper mitts disaster. I do have two small and highly convenient knitting projects to show for my summer "break," though. Firstly, there are the ever popular i-cord headphone sleeves, keeping my headphone cords all nice and untangled. They are quite possibly the most fantastic idea anyone has ever had; you can find the original idea here. Ah, Craftster, how I love thee.
And here, in glorious purple, are my very own:
I used some leftover KnitPicks Palette and size US2 needles. It only took a couple of days, and was a short enough project to keep me motivated in my slump!
Second, also in glorious purple! (can you guess my favorite color?) is a set of hair curlers. Almost as ingenious as the headphone sleeves, they are super soft and much more comfortable to sleep in than the kind you buy at the store. Thanks to the fabulous Heather Rupe for this most excellent pattern. No action shots yet, nor pictures of my beatifully curly hair. I'm sure they'll pop up when least expected to.
I also finished my Beaded Cami...about a month ago. It's been sitting in my closet unblocked until last night. I was in the middle of a massive cleaning spree and my floor was a mess, but my room and closet are now almost obsessively clean and there is eons of space for blocking. Well, not so much eons, but there is a cami-sized space. I can't wait to go home and find the little lace trim all opened up and pretty!
So, since I've spent so little time knitting this summer, I absolutely had to find some way to shrink the massive box of yarn in my closet. I have rekindled my long lost love, crochet! I know I will never love it as much as knitting, but it is quick and fun and has heaps of romantic looking stitches just waiting to be put into garmets. Voila! I present Chanson en Crochet. It was super fun to work up, and I absolutely love how it turned out (as evidenced by the FIVE pictures I have to share). I used Elann Sonata Solid, in Coffee Bean, and a size I hook. It only took about a week to finish.
Isn't it pretty?