No finished object this time although, I have some stuff on the needles.
I would love to say that I have some tweedy number flying off the pointy sticks with plenty of interesting twists and turns, preferably a cardigan with waist shaping, knitted in the warmest wool and in a lovely shade of wintry grey. Did I mention that its tweedy? That’s all just in my head.
In reality, I have some lovely projects on the go that I’m enjoying but there ain’t a single cable in sight! Given that Christmas (my absolutely favorite time of the year) is almost here, don’t cables sound perfect?
The beret is Aira by the lovely Lily who is an amazing knitter like her mom and who is also turning out to be quite the talented designer. The yarn is Araucania that I’ve never knit with before. I haven’t blocked the beret yet – well, I’m not even half way through the pattern and so I can’t say for sure if I like this yarn or not.
The shawlette is Cedar Leaf done in drool-worthy Malabrigo Silky Merino. The picture makes it look like a swirly mess but it’s actually almost 300 stitches across. The pattern is lovely – short row heaven with a wonderful leafy edging.
Then there is garter stitch madness in the form of the Vine Yoke Cardigan. I have never really liked garter stitch because I can never seem to keep an even tension when all I do is knit every row. Despite the garter crazies, this is a very, very interesting pattern and my first sideways knit sweater. I’m not too thrilled with the Cascade 220 Heathers I’m using for this project – not as soft as I expected it to be. I don’t know if I’m turning out to be a yarn snob, I sure hope not!!
Lastly, a just-now-cast-on toddler sized Drive-thru cardigan done in Cascade 220. If you look on Ravelry, this yarn has held first place for the longest time. I guess that the 100% wool content, the amazing range of colors along with the fabulous price tag is what makes Cascade 220 a popular yarn. This cardigan is knit in Christmas Red – perfect for the holiday season!
Having so many projects on the go usually overwhelms me but I’m trudging along and actually enjoying knitting them. I’ll get them done soon so that I can actually knit cables with that tweed. Mmm, mmm, mmm!