Lately it seems like all I can knit are easy, mindless things. Part of it is because my eyes are crap, and it's very frustrating to do stuff that requires close work. But mindless things can be both nice and pretty.
Case in point: The Josephine scarf (Rav link). CO 3 sts. Increase 1 on one edge every odd row. Knit back. Easy peasy. It's good for self-striping yarn. This is handspun I got in a swap.
Then model it on your dog Bouncer, who is trying to pretend he's somewhere else:
Then there's the Mini Mochi shawl (also a Rav link). I didn't have MIni Mochi yarn in stash, but I had some Berroco Comfort Sock yarn in muted colors that I liked. This one is an increase-4-sts every other row, top down triangle, with a garter row on the WS thrown in for texture. And the knitted-on edging was less soul-sucking than most of them are.
I thought I'd started the garter ridges where it said to, but it looks like maybe I was a little late. Oh well. Jasper gets to model this one.
And the modeling pose we call "Puppy Babushka."
He's really VERY patient with me and my foolishness. Good boy, Jasper.