I've been very busy knitting and crocheting this month, making lots of warm lovelies all for myself. This falls under the category of self improvement of doing nice things for myself that don't involve eating.
My Lucy Hat
oh, my beloved Lucy hat. I love this hat so incredibly much, more than any other hat I've ever made. I fell in love with this hat the first time I saw it worked up in my LYS. It was a pattern in a magazine, and thanks to my very good friend over at A Call To Yarns, I was able to get a pdf of just the hat pattern.
My fish net tam
I cast this on back in October, and only just got it finished. It's a cotton silk blend by Misty Eyed Alpaca that is really super soft and comfy.
my first pair of socks, made with the same Malabrigo Rios as my Lucy Hat.
I'd never knitted a pair of socks before, I'd always been too intimidated. But they were actually very easy, and I could kick myself for not trying them a long time ago.
gorgeous crochet scarf.
I wore it out for the first time yesterday and got so many compliments on it!