What’s on my needles right now!
Changes in the line-up. Hoping to get some serious knitting time in over the Thanksgiving holiday.
- Diadem– I’m so close to being done with this it’s silly its not done – all that’s left is the knitted on border. Unfortunately, I’m not happy with it. I’ve barely used any of the yarn and it is a very small shawl. So I’m going to rip it out via the skeinwinder (so I can count yardage) and pick something else. Brief reminder – this is the shawl I’m knitting for my friend Patty in exchange for a pair of handknit socks. Yarn is from Zen Garden (I think Serenity Silk – the light fingering weight one) and the pattern is Diadem by Ruth Greenwald. PS – the photo color doesn’t do it justice at all. It’s actually a deep midnight blue with a lot of sheen.
- Alpaca Cape – A big, heavy, warm, snuggly cape, that’s what I want(ed). My yarny Christmas present to myself was several skeins of Cascade Yarn Baby Alpaca Chunky for a cape, which I promptly started over the Christmas holiday. I’m three skeins in, with a couple more left. This is my HOT RIGHT NOW project so I can wear it this winter. I don’t have a pattern for it – I’m just knitting it like a top down raglan without ever dividing off for sleeves. I plan to knit until I’m into the last skein and then stop to do a nice wide button band. The yarn is amazing and squishy – and very warm!
- Wicked Mormorio – One of my social-knitting (aka don’t have to pay attention to) projects. Pattern is Mormorio by Heather Zoppetti and costs $6 on Ravelry. The pattern uses two colors of yarn, both fingering weight. The first I’ve used is Another Crafty Girl‘s Strong Sock in the colorway Numerical Vampire and the second I’ve used is Dyeabolical Yarns Tenacious Sock int the colorway Ever After.
- Golden Rapunzel – This is very much NOT brain-dead knitting. Lace (both right and wrong side) with beads. The other fun part of this pattern is its knit bottom up (so from the large edge of the shawl up to the neck). Pattern is Rapunzel Let Down Your Hair by Lily Go and costs $5 on Ravelry. Heads up – it is not a beginner friendly pattern. Yarn is Iachos from A Hundred Ravens in the colorway Apollo.
- Starry Whovian Socks – I am still loving knitting on this tiny circular needle. I’ve made just a bit of progress since the last time I posted, mostly because I don’t work on it very often. It’s become my current “brainless knitting” project that I can do anywhere, anytime. These are plain socks with ribbing across the top, knit toe-up with an after-thought heel. I’m using Quaere Fibre Sparkle Sock in the colorway Dr. Who Vincent and the Doctor.