Not a lot on the needles right now, as I’m trying to prioritize my Aloft shawl. I have finished 3 full repeats and I have 6 more rows to finish repeat 4. I decided not to go for repeat 5, as I still have 40 (very long) rows to knit the last border and it’s already a nicely sized wrap. I’m using a lot less yarn than the pattern calls for so I likely will have some leftovers from the 1200 or so yards I started with. No new pictures because it really looks like a wadded up mess on the needles right now. Hopefully I’ll be close to being finished by this time next week and will have some images to share.
I finished my October Moon socks that were in progress last week, and you can read more about those in my Friday FO post. I also started and finished the Jelka Hat. This is a free pattern from Isabelle Kraemer and works up really quickly using worsted weight yarn. I knit mine using Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Cast Iron (for the main color) and Long Johns for the contrast. This is an easy slip-stitch pattern and uses up almost one full skein of the MC and maybe 8-10 yards of the CC, so it’d be a great stashbuster. I made the medium size which is plenty generous and fits my DH as a beanie/toque.
I am still working on the next bobbin of singles for the gradient handspun project, so more to come on that.
The most exciting news is that I finished the final nature corner on my Desert Mandala cross-stitch. This included a scrub jay and a roadrunner, with a few cacti as well. The last section I have to work on is the Arches National Park landscape vignette and I’m going to start that today. It’s mostly just cross-stitch and limited specialty stitches (and no beads), so I’m hoping to finish it this week and then I will just have about a week’s worth of work to attach the big crystals throughout the entire piece. I’m getting closer!
Have a great week YOP’ers!