WIP Wednesday: A few new things

Welcome to WIP Wednesday everyone!

I actually have some new projects to show you, both are coming designs and both are so far phenomenal and hard to put down.

The first:

small teaser photo

Two strands of Malabrigo lace held together.  This is the yarn I picked up at Stitches South to go with my Paris yarn and I’m very excited to be finally working on this design!

The second:

Mmm I love the colors of these projects

The orange Jitterbug I received in that giveaway a few weeks (months?) back.  I’m making into a hat for the fall and I can’t wait for it to be finished!  Hopefully both designs will be gracing my shops by the time all rolls around.

The knitting has been slow and intermittent, I’m still looking for a job and really need to find one right away.  I really am applying to tens of jobs everyday, and I’ve had a few interviews (even second interviews) and haven’t landed a job yet 😦  Send job-finding vibes my way if you have any to spare!

And don’t forget to check out the other WIPs on Tami’s blog 🙂

Mail Goodies

I won a giveaway a while back on Kismet’s Companion and the package arrived just the other day!  Once I opened it, I noticed that the package didn’t smell like normal package, it smelled pretty good too.  Pulling out all of the wonderful contents, the scent was from two handmade bars of soap!

this one shows the color on the left the best 🙂

I also received two lovely skeins of yarn, a pink and white varigated baby dk and a burnt orange/cinnamon 100% merino from Colinette.  I’m thinking the Colinette will be a hat for me for the fall and I’m still working on the pink baby yarn, but  I have high hopes that it will be something awesome!

Oh, and the illness I mentioned yesterday: It’s strep :/  Hopefully it won’t incapacitate me too much, I must study for my final finals on Monday!