So much is in progress right now. Lots of balls in the air! I'd like to have something finished to show you but I don't. So here's a WIP report. Hopefully the pictures make up for the lack of completion ...
First up: Bluet, which I'm making for the Blue Peninsula Neckwear KAL. The yarn is a luscious new merino/silk blend from Stitch Sprouts called Yellowstone; the colorway is Caldera.
So far I've done the rib chart and one repeat of the lace chart. Pretty good progress, considering I only work on this for a little while each morning.
The KAL continues through September 30, with prizes drawn on 9/19 and 10/1. Come join us—we're having a great time! You can cast on any time this month and make any of my scarf, shawl, or cowl patterns.
I've also been swatching for a new cowl design. It's got cables. slipped stitches, plenty of texture.
One more swatch to go, and then I think I'll have all the elements worked out.
If the weather's cool enough, I'll be wearing my new burnt-orange Bluet at Rhinebeck in October, and—fingers crossed—maybe also a new sweater. The stitch patterns are variations of those in Bluet, so I'm hoping the two pieces will look good worn together. We'll see!
Back in July, when I started a pair of Couplets for my sister Jackie, it seemed like I had "forever" to finish them—it was much too hot to wear wool socks. But now? It was only 50F one morning recently. Time to step up the pace! The first one's almost at the toe, so I can claim to be "nearly halfway done."
And then ... ahem ... dare I mention my oldest WIP? I started my Seersucker afghan in spring of 2010, thinking I'd have it done by the fall. (I know, I know, I can hear you all laughing.) This February, four years later, I finally finished knitting the 48 squares!
But then ... there's the seaming ... without that, it will never be more than a pile of squares. Luckily, motivation has arrived in the form of my new futon. I picked a cover that perfectly matches the afghan.
So now I have to finish seaming, right? Right. And, Snickers is keeping an eye on me so I don't slack off.
Hope you have a terrific weekend!