What’s on my needles right now!
Lots of changes in the line-up. Luckily I have some serious knitting time coming up next month (hellloooo vacation!)
- 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 it might yet get ripped out and restarted as another shawl. 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 two skeins in, with a couple more left. I still plan to finish it (and before the fall) but it’s just not my “hot project” right now. 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.
- Slipped Stitch Shawl – Well, sneaky, sneaky, this is a new design I’m working on so no details quite yet. It will use two skeins of fingering weight yarn and include mesh and slipped stitches. If you’re interested in test knitting, please email or message me on social media. Sample yarn is Fresh from the Cauldron Schoodic Sock in the colorway Poe’s Absinthe Induced Dream.
- 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.
- Caprica Socks – More socks. This has gone into hibernation. I might pull them out after my Whovian socks and keep knitting or I might rip them out. Yarn is Knit Picks Felici, a super soft merino/nylon blend, in the colorway Caprica.
What’s on my needles right now!
More later about vacation and traveling with your knitting. Or your spinning. Or your angora bunny. Ok, not the bunny. Back to my needles. Here’s what is in progress. I have one other scarf/shawl barely started but don’t even have a Ravelry page set up for it. So I’ll catch it next time. Obviously I need to catch finishitis sometime soon.
- Firehawk Shawl – So this is still in process. This two color shawl has an interesting construction. You knit the long lace border edge then pick up stitches along it to knit the body of the shawl. I’m still working on border (see photo above) but love this shawl and the yarn. The pattern is Firehawk Shawl by Heather Zoppetti and the yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere in Amber Glass and Blue Lagoon.
- Scarlet Capelet – I’ve been working on this poor thing for over a year. I started it, put it aside, picked it up, put it down – you get the idea. This pattern appeared in the 2011 Jane Austen Knits and is a hooded cape. I’m unfortunately not as excited about it now as I was but I do plan to continue working on it. This pattern (Scarlet Capelet) is also by Heather Zoppetti. The yarn is Miss Babs Northumbria Aran in Vlads.
- Alluvia Felted Tote – A felted bag/tote out of different colors. It’s worked from the bottom um and I’m on the third color (just finished the second pleat). The pattern (Alluvia) is from Allison Haas. The yarn is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted in the colors listed on my Rav page.
- Mysterious May KAL – My local yarn shop (Nomad Yarns) is doing a a knit-a-long with a mystery shawl. All we know is it will be a semi-circle and it involves self-striping worsted weight yarn. I got behind from being on vacation and then decided to re-start to clean up my starting edge. So, long story short, I’m just now finishing clue 1 and clue 4 gets released Thursday. So I need to seriously catch up! The pattern is here and I’m using Ella Rae Classic Superwash as my solid and Knitting Fever Painted Sky as my stripe. Rav page showing what colors are here.
For one of my regular planned posts, lets take a quick run through of what’s on my needles right now. You know, now that the sweater is DONE 🙂
On the needles right now:
- Firehawk Shawl – I started this on the plane ride out to Omaha. This two color shawl has an interesting construction. You knit the long lace border edge then pick up stitches along it to knit the body of the shawl. I’m still working on border (see photo above) but love this shawl and the yarn. The pattern is Firehawk Shawl by Heather Zoppetti and the yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere in Amber Glass and Blue Lagoon.
- Scarlet Capelet – I’ve been working on this poor thing for nearly a year. I started it, put it aside, picked it up, put it down – you get the idea. This pattern appeared in the 2011 Jane Austen Knits and is a hooded cape. I’m unfortunately not as excited about it now as I was but I do plan to continue working on it. This pattern (Scarlet Capelet) is also by Heather Zoppetti. The yarn is Miss Babs Northumbria Aran in Vlads.
- Gregorio Hat – This thing is very nearly done – I mean really, really close! The pattern was written for aran weight yarn and I modified it for DK weight. While the changes needed for the colorwork went fine I’m stuck on doing the decreases and keeping the pattern. I need to take it up to my friend one afternoon but just haven’t gotten around to it quite yet. The pattern is Gregorio by Grace Akhrem and the yarn is Alpaca with a Twist Baby Twist in orange and electric blue.
That’s a wrap!