I had a hard time working with the silk thread because it kept snagging on my hands. I didn't think I had rough hands, but evidently I do! I also had to learn to twist it, which takes more coordination than I have right now! LOL The bouquet is a gift given to someone who is beginning a new adventure, or phase of their life, and that is why they chose this piece as Phase 1. The flowers all symbolize something too, as well as the geometric design in the paper holding the flowers. I intend to learn what all of this means, and I'll post my discoveries here as I make progress.
I finished my Leaves of Grass sock while I was in Atlanta. I love them! They are knit out of Knit Picks Parade. Yellow and green are my favorite colors. The yarn striped very prettily too.
I finished the first monthly dishcloth KAL tonight. I knit this out of Sugar and Cream Christmas Sparkle. The yarn is white, and the sparkles don't show up in the picture, but the sparkle comes from a silver thread twisted around the yarn. Rissa gave it to me, and I think the cloth turned out very pretty. The design looks like one of those geometric quilt blocks.
My goal is to knit each pattern, and there are 2 a month. We shall see how I do!
Okay, I'm off to bed now.