What’s on my needles right now!
Post Spinzilla I haven’t done any spinning. The first weekend after I reorganized my stash, picked up the loft and put together project bags. Putting together project bags is basically my OCD version of startitis. I select my top projects I want to knit and bag up the yarn, pattern and needles. It looks a lot like the picture above. There’s actually more project bags not pictured but I’m only going to talk about those I’ve already started or actually plan to work on within the next month. I have an additional five queued, bagged and ready to go.
- Scarlet Capelet – Yep, still working on this. Hopefully when I pick it back up I can get the same gauge. This pattern (Scarlet Capelet) is also by Heather Zoppetti. The yarn is Miss Babs Northumbria Aran in Vlads.
- Reverse Spectra – I started this puppy in May, put it away for several months and then actually completed over a dozen of the wedges. But, I have several oopsies along the edging and I wasn’t happy with how I carried the black yarn so I ripped it out. Knitted about six wedges and had to rip again. Hopefully third time is a charm. The pattern is Spectra by Stephen West. Gradient yarn is Turquoise to Tangerine gradient on FootNotes from Fiber Optic Yarns. The solid black is also in FootNotes. Most people have used the gradient for the wedges but I mixed things up and used the solid for the wedges!
- Starshower Cowl – Bagged up and ready to go. I selected this to use my blue/purple handspun from Spinner’s Cottage. The pattern is Starshower by Hilary Smith Callis. It looks like it will be a cool knit – a cowl with a twist. It is designed to be able to be worn around the shoulders.
- Up & Away Hat – Also bagged up and ready to go. A colorwork hat I will be knitting out of gray and dark green. Yarn is Sublime Yarn’s Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK. Pattern is Up. . .up & Away by Grace Akhrem.
- Watering in the Garden Shawl – This one is bagged up except the pattern. I changed my mind when I noticed my prior selection did not have charts for the lace. Knitting lace without charts didn’t sound too appealing. Anyways, pattern change. This is a shawl for me I hope to be able to wear to holiday parties. Yarn is Crimson to Black gradient from Fiber Optic Yarns. The pattern is Watering in the Garden Shawlette by Giddy Davies.