This week, I finished up the first bobbin of singles for the 8-oz spin I’ve been working on slowly. I have 3 more oz of singles to spin on bobbin #2 and I’ll start that this week. (You might remember I spun a 2-oz sample skein of this roving, so I’ve got the remaining 6 oz to spin and ply.) This is the 75/25 BFL and silk blend from Funky Carolina that will be the final one in the larger sweater-sized lot I’ve been working on this year.
I also decided I’d really like to finish up the skein of Carodan Farms worsted weight I had pulled from stash. I had about 150 yards left, so I cast on a cabled hat with that. This is Sloane Rosenthal’s October Hat pattern (a freebie) and I am really enjoying the big cables on it. I did cut the ribbing rounds in half – I was going to be a little short on yarn for the pattern as written, but I think it will be fine without a folded brim, to be worn as a basic beanie style.
Finally, I cast on for Sonoran, designed by Mackenzie Alvarez, which is a 4-color rectangular shawl/wrap with fairly simple garter stitch and lace panels in it. I’ve worked sections 1-3 and am almost done section 4. (There are 24 sections in all.) This is a great work call project as it’s pretty mindless, so I’ve made some good progress on it this week.