…there’s nothing like not being able to do something to make you really appreciate how much you love it. These last five weeks – one without knitting and then four with it very limited have driven home that point for me. So I’m especially pleased that I have actual knitting to share here! Three projects – one finished, one in progress, and one just begun. Simple knits all of them, but that’s ok with me. It’s knitting nonetheless.
First, the finished project. I’ve had this done for a few weeks (I’ve even worn it once) but finally got the photos up. It’s one of my favorite patterns, the Churchmouse Bias ‘Before & After’ Scarf, knit in Spud&Chloe Fine.
Unblocked, the stitches were wonky and uneven and told the story of my elbow better than any pain report. Yay for the miracle of blocking!
In progress, now just past the one-third mark is the Tokyo Shawl. I bought the kit a while back thinking I’d work on it in the fall. Miles of wool and alpaca isn’t typically what I knit during the hot summer months. …until now 🙂 For being just a big ol’ stockinette/reverse stockinette rectangle, it’s pretty fun. Yesterday’s milestone was finally getting to add in the last color from the kit.
Turns out size 7 straights are my favorite needles right now. So it seemed like the perfect time to start the blanket I’m planning for Charlie’s first birthday. It’s Fly Away, part of Tincanknits’ newest Max & Bohdi’s Wardrobe collection. I loved the look of the pattern, but wasn’t sure I was going to love knitting sixteen garter stitch squares, with stripes (I hate weaving in ends!). …until now 🙂
The main color is the cream, with three grays and a “pop”. I’m still not certain about that “pop”, especially when I entered it into Ravelry and saw it’s named “forget me not”. Maybe an orange-ish brown? or a golden yellow? (gray and yellow is one of my favorite color combinations) or a lighter, more sky-like blue? (can sky blue be a “pop” color?) Welcome your thoughts!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend, full of simple pleasures!