Okay, the mystery project is my September project for Knit the Classics. We read Sylvia Plath's In the Bell Jar.
Sorry for the shadows across the picture. (Although, it looks kind of artsy, doesn't it?)
I've knit a lace cowl for Esther to wear while wandering around the Boston Common. Now, I know it's summer, but since she's feeling pretty off anyway, I didn't think it was a far stretch for Esther to be wearing one winter item. It's a fashionable item, but worn in an unfashionable way. I think the cowl is particularly appropriate for Esther because it's noose-like. She feels strangled by the fashion/expectations of women at the time. Furthermore, it's red, the color of blood. I particularly like that it's lace - there's little loops all over the place. The pattern is from One Skein Wonders.
I'm really proud of this project - I did A LOT of unknitting to make it look perfect. And, on close inspection, everything lines up the way it should. I tried to do a close-up, so you can really see how nice the pattern is - this is the best I could do.
I've also finished the mitten! Not sure that I'll have enough yarn to do the second, but I'm determined to find out by tomorrow. I have a 50% coupon at JoAnn's, and they sell Patons Wool! I know the whole dye lot thing might be an issue, but I've decided not to worry about it - they're only mittens.