So, a close, virtual friend has been urging me to share what's happening, here goes.... BTW, Thanks Julie!!!!
Levenwick Cardigan, Pattern by Gudrun Johnston
Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers
I started this cardigan as a member of Evelyn/Project Stash's Jump for Fall KAL. I love this yarn and the colorway so much. The pattern has been very easy to follow and there is little tedium to the reverse stockinette so far. I do have other things going though, so when I get bored, I switch to a different project. I am doing the waist decrease area now. I have to see if I can get one or two more skeins of this colorway though, a tad nervous about dye lots.........
Piper's Journey Redoux. Pattern by Paula Emons-Fuessle
Yarn: Cascade Lana D'Oro
Come on people, why haven't you started this pattern yet? Trust me, it will become a gift project that you will love to work on. The garter stitch body makes for easy knitting and I started it so I could meet with my knit group and be able to talk and knit and not mess up. Love the yarn, so soft; will be doing a contrast color for the lace border, undecided as to what color....
|Ysolda Teague, Saturday Treat|
Yarn: Cascade Epiphany
This pattern is in a booklet that I fell for one night at Stitch House knit night. The pattern looks like it will be a long time knitting but the stitch pattern looks lovely. I have not done Brioche stitch yet. I expect I will be a pro at it by cast of time....The yarn is a sweet combination of color, softness and drape. This too is a gamble, I need to locate another skein in this shade. It might require going two toned.... not sure just yet.
September Circle, pattern by Melissa LeBarre
Yarn: Noro Kureyon Sock
I forget where exactly I first saw this pattern, but I found it when looking for specific projects to showcase some of the Noro in my stash. Have you looked at the details? The lace effect of the pattern and the slow unfolding of the colorway is captivating. I do need to get my Addi clicks from another project because the yarn is a tad tricky to knit with my current circulars. This is a 12 row repeat and half of the rows really require me to focus. The other rows are straight or purl. I do love working this one though. I feel like a little kid wondering what will come next in the rainbow of hues in this skein.
|Bridgewater by Jared Flood. Photo imported from http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bridgewater|
|This pattern booklet also contains the Quincy Hat which is garter stitch with a twist.|
Yarn: Classic Elite Yarns, Silky Alpaca Lace
I have finally turned the corner and am now decreasing a stitch at the start of each row. It is a mindless knit that I need to work on in good lighting but I like the rhythmic pace I can get myself into if I work on it for an hour or two or three. I put up a photo from the pattern booklet so you can see the detail edging. I expect this project may take me quite some time to complete.
Gemini, No, Aries, pattern by Jane Richmond
Yarn: Fauve by Louisa Harding
I know those of you that are monogamous knitters are probably fuming or cursing or have left by now, but yes, I did cast on another project. I really blame Mel of MSkiKnits/SingleHandedKnits. Oh, and the Stockinette Zombies. They made me do it. There is a KAL on the Stockinette Zombies group and after seeing how beautiful Mel's Gemini turned out, well I couldn't help it. Plus, it is busting a nice sized chunk out of deep stash. (I found this yarn when I was first trolling ebay and I scored 8 balls of this ribbon yarn for only 6.00 plus shipping). Uh, yeah. I wasn't able to resist that either. (What is wrong with me???)
I have only swatched so far but I may cast on the neckline edge tonight.
My other purpose in casting on so many different projects this week is that I will be able to spend more time knitting as my summer school job ends in two days and I will be sitting at the beach, toes in the sand breathing deep lung fulls of salty Maine air soon. And I will have no agenda, no deadlines, no "need to dos" stopping me from what I love best.The decision as to what patterns/needles/yarn to pack will have been made for me.
Amari Hat Trick, pattern by Marie Grace Smith
Yarn: Forest Greener
Hat Trick because it is my third version using this pattern. Ok, did I need to start another shawl, really? Well, yes, as a matter of fact, yes! I was caking up all that I have ordered from Forest Greener and this was pleading with me to become a shawl. I do love the ease of stockinette and garter stitch. I can do some socializing and not mess up.
Here is a shot of the cakes I made last weekend. Oooh how much do I love the colors Forest Greener combines......
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