What’s on my needles
Ulmus, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in Waterlilies and Mossay
Ulmus: First off, this project looks way better in person then it does in the picture. It has sort of become my default knit. The stitch pattern is really enjoyable. It’s all garter stitch and slipped stitches, which prevents it from being completely autopilot. My color inspiration for this was botanical. I feel like I’ve accomplished that, but whether or not it will result in something wearable is still to be determined.
Herbivore, Wollmeise 100% Merino Superwash in Petit Poison Nr. 5
Herbivore: After the first few rows this became so easy I stopped looking at the pattern. I took most of the stitch markers out because it is totally intuitive. The color is really, really lovely, enough so that it makes me understand all the fuss over Wollmeise. I’m hoping it softens up some with blocking, though.
Mara: No progress. I haven’t gotten the yarn needed to finish it in the mail yet – I did order three skeins. There is no way I’m risking running out of yarn again.
Abbi: No progress.
Socks for the Scientist: No progress.
What’s off my needles
My two main projects were both cast on last week. It’s going to be awhile before I have a finished project again, unless I pick Mara back up as soon as I get the yarn in the mail.
Last Tuesday, Jared Flood announced on his blog that BrooklynTweed would be putting together handknitting kits for the holidays. Each would come with a copy of one of his patterns and the yarn to make said pattern. Even though I wasn’t planning to buy, I still had to click through to see what was available because I am a sucker for all things BT.
Five minutes later my queue was two projects longer.
I love knitting hats and I love wearing knit hats even more. I’ve been thinking lately that I’m in need of something slouchy and cabled so it’s no wonder I couldn’t resist Rosebud. My brain immediately thought of all the single skeins of worsted in my stash, and what a perfect, portable project this would be when we go out of town later this month.
The Guernsey Wrap. Sigh. I’ve wanted to knit this for two years now, and I keep queuing it, then taking it out of my queue. I’m not sure I would wear it, but I love how it looks, and I think all the different textures would be so satisfying to knit. I already have the pattern, and some Elsa Wool Company yarn in my stash that would be perfect for it.
Last is Cladonia, a shawl I’ve had in my queue for a while now, but haven’t been able to decide on a yarn or colors. This is not a BrooklynTweed pattern but last week, when I was high on Jared Flood flumes, I had an epiphany: BrooklynTweed Loft. Grey and purple. I want to cast on right NOW.