Here is my mid-march update!
1. Gift Item: Thermal (ravelry)
Occasion: Because I haven't knit anything for myself in awhile and thought I was due
Deadline: My initial hope was to be done by April, and my optimistic deadline end of March. Well, I have one sleeve to finish, the collar, and some seaming, then I'm done. All I need now is some motivation *sigh*
2. Gift Item: Cabled Fingerless Mittens
Deadline: December 2008
Other info: I have the yarn, and I plan to knit using a cable pattern from a book I got for my birthday.
3. Gift Item: Tura Maeve Dress in blue (pattern) (ravelry)
Recipient: My niece-to-be
Occasion: Baby being born in April
Deadline: March 31 (shower date)
Other info: I received the Yarn (from Nordic Mart) on Thursday, and started it pretty much right away. I finished the bodice within hours of receiving the yarn in the mail, and decided to block it before going any further just to make my life a tad bit easier. You can see the pattern here (scroll down for English translation), and the Ravelry link here.
Pattern: Tura Maeve Dress by Paulina Obregón (scroll down for English translation)
Source: All you knit is love
Yarn: 2 skeins of Garnstudio Safran in a pretty blue colour
Needles: US 5 / 3.75mm and a crochet hook for finishing
Notions: I'm going to have to figure out something to fasten the back, since I don't want to use buttons for a newborn dress… maybe small strips of ribbon? Or maybe just a crochet chain…
Time line: This needs to be done by March 31st!
4. Gift Item: Hand bag or Purse
Recipient: Rin (best friend)
Deadline: June 7
Other info: I still haven't decided on which one
Deadline: Dec 25
Other info: shamefully, I haven't even started it ^^;;;