Saturday, February 18, 2012

New projects ahoy

Having finished knitting my alpaca sweater, my Maplewing, and even the latest pair of Mindless Socks, I have brand new knitting!

First is a pair of socks for the Irishman, in lovely Cherry Tree Hill yarn:

The pattern is Fir Cone lace; I thought it looked very nice with the greens and browns of the yarn. But you'll have to take my word for it until it's blocked.

Two of my dear friends are getting married in July. Jen said to me the other day, "you know, all the wedding dresses came with stoles and I kind of sneered at them . . . but it's going to be cold, isn't it?" (Idaho is not humid. Even in July it will be cold after dark.) And so I volunteered to knit her a shawl.

This is the first swatch for an Aeolian:

I'll be knitting another on slightly bigger needles to see if I like the fabric better.

The shawl is obviously the most pressing at this point--I don't want to be blocking the night before the wedding--so I'll be fairly monogamous for awhile. That doesn't keep me from dreaming, though . . .

Monday, February 6, 2012

Tofutsies Socks

Here's another pair of Mindless Socks:

Yarn is Tofutsies on a 0/2.0mm needle. As always, very happy with this yarn, especially at a nice tight gauge. These are off to a family friend to keep her toes warm.