Since scarves take significantly longer to make than dishrags and bookmarks I will not have a picture for some time. However, I am working on one and hope to have it completed by Christmas.
I decided to try my hand at bookmarks because they are cute as well as practical! I found a little yarn store not too far from the house and brought home some gray tweed yarn along with a new set of wooden knitting needles. I have discovered that wooden knitting needles are nice and "grabby" - they don't let the yarn slide off like the metal ones.
I followed the directions and my first bookmark turned out like this:
Doesn't it look a little puny? It's close resemblance to some kind of a slug prompted me to tweak the pattern just a little. Also, I apparently need some work on making my casted on stitches tighter and my binding off stitches looser.
So, here is the second try:
A side by side comparison!
I think Bookmark #2 is a keeper. I also think that a little bead at the top might set the whole thing off nicely. So, I'm going to google bead shops in the area to see what I can come up with. Maybe I'll find another skein of yarn too since, upon reflection, gray is a bit somber. So many choices! Whee!