This week I’ve been focusing on a preview knit project, a large scarf/stole for Brooklyn Tweed, but unfortunately, I can’t show any pictures of it until the preview week around the first of March. That’s percolating in the background but in the meantime, I’ve also been working on:
A new cast-on for a KAL with an IG friend – Love Note. Pattern is from Tin Can Knits and there are oodles of knitters who have made this one. Knit with one strand of fingering weight carried along with one strand of mohair/silk laceweight on big needles, this one knits up FAST! I am already a bit further along than this photo but have knit the pretty interlocking lace motif around the yoke and divided for the sleeves. I’m using McMullin Fiber Company’s Posh Sock and Fluff, both in the colorway Desert Rose, for my version.
I’ve also cast on a new hat. This is from the same Hunter Hammersen collection as the leafy green socks I’m working on (which I’ll get back to later this month). The pattern is called Distinct Moral Support and it’s a little cloche-style hat with some fun short-row shaping to create gathers on one side (and which is why the in-progress photo looks so odd!). I’m knitting it with 2 leftover skeins of a DK-weight Jaeger yarn from a sweater project I knit a year or so ago, in a soft blue-gray color. I should have this one finished this week!
Finally, when the month changed over to February, I switched to a new full coverage cross-stitch piece. This one is from artwork by Adele Sessler, titled Beloved. It’s different from any of my other pieces since it’s a monochromatic piece that looks like a pen and ink drawing, and I love the details of this elven? faerie? couple. I’m not very far along on this one, just one page stitched – but I started page 2 of the pattern this week and am happily chugging along on it. Cover page included so you can see what the finished artwork will look like.
That’s it for me this week, YOP friends! Hope you are having a good weekend wherever you are.