1 project that’s been hibernating: frog or finish.
1 project with new yarn.
1 project that is a design or class prep.
1. STASH YARN: I really got caught up with the Not Just Plain Jane Mystery KAL. It was addicting. Even though I finished it yesterday, I am contemplating knitting another one. I know, right? When/if I do make it again, I will knit it with thinner yarn to make it smaller and use the Cascade Venezia Sport. For a “Jane” pattern, it was not difficult. This isn’t a picture of the finished “?”. I forgot to have someone take a picture for me. Tomorrow is another day.
I (mostly) like the yarn I used, Be Sweet Cotton Candy (Worsted: 100% Cotton, 130 yards). My gauge was just so loose with the cotton that I was on a #3 and it still wasn’t really tight enough. My “?” would’ve been a little smaller and I would’ve preferred that. I have to talk to Jane about giving this piece a real name.
New stash yarn project: Dreambird KAL. This pattern fascinates me, it’s a technique called Swing Knitting. I’m just finishing the first feather and don’t have the hang of it yet. I’m knitting with Silk Garden Sock, (Sport: 40% Wool, 25% Silk, 25% Nylon (Polyamide), 10% Mohair, 328 yards) and Cascade Heritage Silk (Fingering: 85% Merino, 15% Silk, 437 yards).
2. CLASS PROJECT: #26 Cropped Jacket: I am enjoying knitting this, and it will be a class this fall at Westport Yarns. The yarn is Noro Silk Garden Sock. It is worked by alternating two different colorways and employing the use of short rows. I enjoy seeing the color contrast. It’s another “outside the box” type of pattern.
3. NEW YARN: Dowtown Cowl: This was an instant gratification knit. I liked this as a summer scarf, the colors incorporate ones I can wear with colors I can’t wear. The yarn is Trendsetter Orchidea (Aran: 42% cotton, 42% Acrylic, 16% Nylon, +/- 90 yards/skein). I like the pattern for it’s simplicity and it is a good choice for variegated yarns. Of course I knit it with a different weight yarn the pattern called for.
4. DESIGN PROJECT: I admit, I forgot about the hibernating project box. I’ll have to revisit it. I’m designing a summer poncho for the store. The yarn is Mirasol Nuna (Sport: 40% Silk, 40% Wool, 20% Bamboo, 191 yards). I love knitting with this yarn. it has great stitch definition and drapes beautifully.
But wait, there’s more. I cast on for a Linen Stitch Scarf. After teaching 6 classes for this at Westport Yarns (there is a 7th class on the summer queue), I have yet to knit one for myself.
This will serve as a mindless knitting project. I’ve had the yarn picked out for over a year, waiting with pattern and all, just waiting for the right moment. That moment was Saturday night when we decided to go to the movies. I needed something portable to knit before the movie started. This project would also fall under the stash yarn category.