FO's awaiting finishing details: 4x garter ear flap baby hats, all needing their tassel
Now, onto active knitting...
I've been making some ok progress on my Miette. Top-down yokes just seem to go on for-EVER though, don't they?? I've finally split of for the sleeves and will be starting on those tonight (because sleeves first is the Way to Go, as we learned from Peasy!)
|Miette, in Cascade 220 - 'Yakima Heather'|
The colour is really hard to photograph though. Mostly it just looks like army green, but when you really take a good look, there is so much depth to it. I spent the better part of an hour this afternoon in all different lights trying to capture a close-up to show you all, but to no avail. It was like a petulant old lady who doesn't want to show her sweet side. Maybe once it's finished I'll have better luck?
A simple cowl has been in the background of my mind for a while now - garterstitch, colourblocked, one vibrant/one neutral colour. So I finally grabbed some yarn from work (oh, how I love being able to do this!) and set to after dinner.
The yarn is Jo Sharp Alpaca Silk Georgette (green) and Milla Mia Naturally Fine Merino (grey). Both these yarns have been on my radar to try for such a long time, and when I stacked the colours against each other in the balls they were just gorgeous.
Now I've knitted up a good piece of the cowl, I'm not sure I still like it though?!
Somehow the colours don't pop as much as I imagined. My original idea was to knit a block of green, a block of grey, then a final block of green/grey stripes. I've since brought the grey block back down to a small section before starting the stripes, as I was getting concerned that the finished cowl was going to be too long and you wouldn't see the three blocks at once if you looped it around.
The jury's still out, and I'll keep going so I guess we'll see...what are your thoughts? Keep or cull?
My travel knitting has been these socks, in cheery red Cascade Heritage sock yarn. Have any of you tried this yarn? It's really lovely. A ever-so-slight heather, very soft to the touch and beautiful colours.
I'm only knitting on these sporadically, but it's nice to have a small travel project on hand for train trips and long car drives.
Last but not least, my precious Shibui yarn has finally found it's true calling - a slouchy beanie! When I originally bought this yarn (again, from work. That's never going to get old), I had plans for a long cowl, showcasing the different textures of the Pebble and Cima, but no matter which way I tried it, I couldn't get it to work as I intended. Rather than persevere, I decided to try my hand at a beanie instead. I've used Pebble in 'Ivory' and Cima in 'Fjord' for the main body, and *super* bright Cima in 'Jumpsuit' for the accent.
There will be a big orange pom pom to finish this off, too. Because I can. Everyone loves a pom pom, especially an orange one!