I have a number of things on the needles now. I am commuting to a summer school job and I am on the train/bus for at least an hour each way. This means I am getting some knitting time in. Here is what I have going on.....
Yarn: IndigoDragonFly Merino Silk in colorway, Not Your Regular Heart Medication and Swan's Island Natural Colors Merino Fingering in colorway grey on size 4 needles.
I cast this on over the Fourth of July holiday while on the Vineyard. My friend Julie invited me down and I wanted to start this while I had some focus time. The pattern is easy enough to follow and when I work on it I get into a rhythm. I do love these two colors together, I found a linen sundress in Oak Bluffs that will go well with it.
|Hotaru garter scarf|
Yarn: Noro Hotaru, Alchemy Yarns of Transformation, colorway Jupiter on size 10 needles
I bought the Noro quite a long time ago at Stitch House. Each time I have tried to use it, it was a big FAIL. I had been pairing it with some orange sock yarn but the contrast wasn't bold enough. While visiting Julie's LYS, Vineyard Knitworks, I found this yarn and liked the combination. I take this to work each day and it has been zooming along. I cast on 55 stitches and just knit garter stitch. I am not sure how long it will get to be with just one ball of Alchemy, I may need a second.
|Central Yarns Muh-Muh shawl|
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca, Berroco Boboli on size 9 needles
First, the pattern name was inspired by a candy I have never heard of.... in case you wonder what the heck it is.... I bought the yarn while on vacation in Maine one summer about three years ago. It became a moebius cowl but I never really liked how it turned out so I frogged it and decided the Muh-Muhs shawl would be a nice showcase. It is a simple garter shawl; I have not gotten to the border yet which will be a lace stitch pattern. I haven't been knitting on it much due to the high temperatures lately.
Yarn: Firefly, Classic Elite Yarns on size 4 needles
I have never used linen before and thought it might make summer knitting more palatable. The Firefly yarn is not a problem to knit with but I have to pay attention to my tension as I knit. This is a hypnotic knit and I have worked on it a lot during commute times. The shawl design is simple but edgy in style; I think it will be a cool accessory once it is finished. If you have not heard of Northbound Knits, go and see her yarns and patterns.