Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sunday Knitting

In my last knitting post, I was at a crossroads. I was (and still am) near the end of the Feathernest Raglan and it was time to think about something new. Especially pressing was the fact that I needed something to bring to my knitting group the next evening. I mentioned several projects I was thinking of and then started something completely different.

Below is the beginning of the Huntress Shawl from Knitscene. Somehow as I was considering my options, looking through my Ravelry queue and my yarn spreadsheet, I realized that I owned both the pattern and the appropriate yarn already. Find them was another matter. I spent a good hour tearing apart my (admittedly unorganized) house before locating that issue of Knitscene and my three unused skeins of Cascade 200 Superwash. Once I cast on, it began to knit up very quickly. It's such a fun pattern!

You begin at the bottom point and knit a chart that uses yarn overs to make the shape of a fox's head. I am terrible at those sorts of patterns as my yarn overs tends to be uneven, but this looks ok so far and it hasn't been blocked yet. (I just pinned it out here for the photo.) You bind off at the top and then pick up and knit outward from each side. It's great for knitting group actually, because it's so very easy.

As for the other projects I'm considering, I still feel unsure about the Vodka Lemonade Cardi, and I'm considering alternative uses for that yarn. The new issue of Twist Collective has this lovely pullover called Calais, and I've also been eyeing Lattice from Stitch 'n Bitch Superstar Knitting.

But I've ordered yarn for Assets of Evo, so the hot pants are definitely happening, ill-advised as they may be. As is Pianissimo, a lovely drapey sleeveless top I mentioned briefly last time, now that I've bought myself some gorgeous light grey laceweight yarn at Mind's Eye this weekend. (Thank you bareblueskin for the gift certificate!)

I'm a little excited about all these upcoming projects, so I'm really trying to put effort into finishing up my Feathernest sweater, because I don't want to be stalled so close to the end. I've got about 3/4 of a sleeve left and I'll be done!

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