Since my cocoa buddy has gotten her package, I can post what I've been up too, besides ignoring my so called scarf, which is so close to done that's it is positively silly for me to ignore it.
The owl was a buddy I included is the first toy I've ever knitted, and it was really fun. Once more of my friends start reproducing, I'm sure I'll have more excuses to make toys. I do love making baby things because of the instant gratification aspect, so hopefully my married friends will start making babies soon :)
And I am absolutely enamored with painting knitting needles. It is almost better than knitting itself. I might get some really fine hair brushes and start trying to do more detailed work. How cute would knitting needles be with sheep on them?
In other news, making yarn bowls might take awhile. My third attempt on the pottery wheel resulted in finally centering the clay (or close enough to centering it) and making a bowl....and then the top got all wobbly and uneven and it went "flop." Someday, yarn bowl you will be mine...
Last night I tried casting on for a hat with a provisional cast on, which I learned where I learn everything (), and it was just not working. It is those days that I covet people with experienced knitting friends or with knitting groups.