Just a few things this week since my big focus was getting the Oregon Cardigan finished up (more details on that are in my post from Friday).
I have been working away at the preview knit which I will be able to share photos of in another week or so – and I’m in the final section with about 5″ left to knit so may even have it finished by the time you see the first images of it. I’m also prepping some projects to start March 1st for various KALs with more to come about those once I cast on.
Otherwise, I’m working on a sock test knit with some gorgeous chonky cables for Hanks and Needles (who designed my Sonoran Shawl from earlier this year). I’m using Spun Right Round’s Classic sock in the Wool and Pine colorway, which is a softly speckled neutral that I love.
I’ve also started spinning a new braid of Finn wool, hand-dyed by Two if By Hand in the colorway Quick Quotes Quill. I’m hoping to finish up the first half of singles today.
I’ve been working on Winter’s Encounter again, although not a lot of progress on it. I’m still focusing on the lower section/half-page to try to get that finished up while this is out for it’s time this rotation.
And finally, I’ve been wanting to learn to crochet for a while and one of the groups I’m in has a “new skill” challenge happening so I grabbed some tutorials and some odds and ends of yarn and worked through some small blanket squares. The bottom 4 in bright pink are my first (somewhat misshapen) attempts, but I feel like I got the hang of it better with the blocks at the top. I like the puff stitches in the green one on the left but I think the more solid one on the right would be better for blankets for little ones so they can’t catch a finger in the holes. I’d like to try to tackle a blanket to help use up all the sock weight yarn oddments I have. Do you have a favorite crochet blanket component shape?
That’s it for me this week YOP’ers! Have a great one 🙂