My knitting seems to be all about rectangles at the moment, in different colors and states of completion. There's the Hanging Garden Stole, which I work on a little bit here and there, in no particular hurry:
Pattern: Hanging Garden Stole, by Sivia Harding
Yarn: Skaska Designs Laceweight Yak and Silk
Needle: US 1/2.25mm
With five repeats out of 12 done, it's moving along, but won't be finished anytime soon!
Ditto for my Seersucker afghan. I've finished 24 of the 48 squares. I think I'm on target to finish it in time for next winter, which would be perfect.
Pattern: Seersucker, by Margery Winter, from the book Comfort Knitting and Crochet: Afghans
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash Wool; color: Summer Sky Heather
Next step: seam the last 12 squares and join them to the strip of the first 12 squares. Then I'll have a lovely wool lap blanket ... just in time for summer!
I've been swatching and pondering and have finally settled on the yarn for a new sample of the lace pullover I made last summer, which so many people have asked me to write up. I'm going to use Quince and Co.'s lovely Chickadee yarn:
I won't be using this Goldfinch color, though. Pretty as it is, yellow just isn't a color I like to wear much--and I do intend to wear the new sample. I'm going with Pomegranate.
a blog post about the event. Looks like it was quite a success.
It's gratifying to know that my very first pattern is still out there in the world (1,330 projects on Ravelry, as I write this)--and not just being knit, but knit for a good cause. I've knit two Falling Waters--the first was a gift, and the second I donated to a fundraiser for the now-defunct Fiber Art Center in Amherst. I really ought to make another, so I can wear it myself ... but ... I don't know when that will happen. I can't justify casting on yet another rectangle until I finish one or two of the ones in progress. There's also a sleeveless top I'm knitting and designing, and a gift for a swap partner ...
As always, life is busy, but good!