I finished up the March Hat (Ravelry link) I was working on last week. This is a freebie pattern from Meghan Babin (now one of the co-owners of Hudson & West, but she was also an Interweave Knits editor for a few years). This is a straightforward knit/purl textured hat and I used up about half of the yardage I had of a natural-colored, oatmeal worsted weight from a small farm shop in Virginia, Carodan Farm. I have enough left to use for another hat but haven’t decided on that for sure. This one, however, will get added to The Reuben Project box I’m knitting hats for this season.
I’ve also been focusing on my spinning this week. I’ve gotten another ounce of singles spun up in my ongoing sweater spin. That leaves me with just one ounce left of braid #1 to spin up into singles (and 3 oz of braid #2 of this color to spin). We were supposed to go camping this weekend but I wasn’t really feeling up to it, so I sent my DH on by himself, which he’s perfectly happy to do, and I found some BBC series I hadn’t watched yet and have been having a quiet weekend, which included spinning so it was a win/win.
Since I finished up the March hat, I am leaning towards casting on another larger project with the skein of Cascade Yarns Heritage Sock to which I’m adding other stash yarns. I spent some time yesterday pulling colors I thought would work together for Sonoran (Ravelry link). I think I’ve settled on the following:
The dark green on the far right in the image is what was on my YOP list. I think the other 3 will work together based on how the pattern is written. Some of the sections just use the yarn by itself, and others combine yarns in stripes or other 2-color pattern sections and I think there’s enough light/dark, bright/cool combinations there to show off the patterned sections. This is a fairly straightforward project but one that uses a lot of yardage. I plan to use it for mindless Zoom calls at work when I just need something to keep my hands busy.
Hope you are having a great weekend YOP’ers!