I swear I bring more knitting projects than I do clothes. At a minimum I spend more time struggling over what projects to bring than outfits to wear. I brought four projects in all.
We were headed to Boston for the weekend and took the long way round via Northampton. I wanted to visit WEBS since one of my students said she saw my Centerport Cropped Poncho. It is always a thrill to see one of my designs knit up as a shop sample.
Of course I found a yarn that wanted to come home with me. A la Cornelia (who names her sweaters by their yarns), this yarn was a study in sunsets.
Over the weekend I finished the Jet Set Cowl knit with Zen Yarn Garden Superfine Fingering (90% Merino, 10% Nylon, 400 yards). I added an extra repeat to the center section since I had a little more yarn than the pattern called for. I love how it came out and the colorway is just beautiful: Path through Monet’s Garden. It lived up to its name.
I’m halfway through the Snowdrift Cabled Hat knit with Jade Sapphire 12 Ply Mongolian Cashmere (Bulky: 100% Cashmere, 60 yards). This is going to be a shop sample and class at Westport Yarns.
My Trains, Planes, and Automobiles was the perfect project to take to a Red Sox Game. I’m knitting this with Kid-Paillettes (Lace: 42% Mohair, 40% Polyester, 18% Silk, 137 yards). Stockinette in the round, it doesn’t get much easier than that.