My sister guilted me into crocheting a neckwarmer and hat for her this weekend. It was easy to do since her unfinished sweater was the absolute last thing on my mind. I walked in wearing my Felicity hat and she started right in on me. The hat made at least three projects that I completed instead of finishing her sweater.
So you see how these items came to be =)
I can crochet much faster than I knit so these took almost no time to finish.
Baby Sis Beret ravelry link
I just need her button selection and I can get a photo of the neckwarmer on a neck =)
These projects also mark a change in my opinion of these two yarns. I received the Lambs pride from Jenn as a part of the One Skein swap. I got the Noro on sale from Little Knits because I had to see what the big deal was. Well I was less than impressed with the Noro. The starting color was awful so I never got past it the other times I tried the yarn. This time I forged ahead and loved the next color. So I ripped back to the yucky color and cut that SOB off.
The Lambs Pride always felt so scratchy to me whenever I considered using it, but my sister chose it from the stash and said it was soft enough for her. Once I started working with it I understood why knitters raved about it. It is lovely to work with, although the mohair fibers got stuck in my throat quite a bit.
With these two quick projects finished I can continue to work on several design ideas completely guilt free. That is until she sees something else that I have finished.