Goodness, it’s nice to have a week off! I had company from overseas, and, thanks to everyone who participated in the sale, I could afford to close for the week and enjoy the visit. I hope you found bargains that you’ll enjoy just as much!
I haven’t had dedicated knitting time for a while, but I did finish one or two things. This is a little seed-stitch summer cowl, made from one ball of Lang Fiora, 100 stitches on a size 8 needle. Pretty and simple, and just a nice light touch of color for summer outfits:
And after working on a couple of large projects in neutral colors:
I needed some beautiful color to celebrate the beautiful weather we’ve been having lately. I made Joji Locatelli’s “Monochrome Cowl”
in this gorgeous color of Fino.
Fino is still a favorite yarn, with a lovely drape and stitch definition due to its silk content, pleasurable knitting because of its wool content, and general good karma due to its Fair Trade status and the long-established women’s cooperative in Uruguay that makes and dyes the Manos yarns and many other products. I shortened the stockinette-stitch sections so that it took just one skein.
I’ve cleaned out a few receptacles of all the odd balls left over from finished projects (and many that never really got started). I’ve picked up a couple abandoned things that I’ve decided to finish and generally cleared the area of everything else. (Picture all the teams on TV that go into dangerous situations yelling “Clear!” when there are no bad guys there – that’s the way I feel when I see no baskets or bags full of yarn balls with ends trailing and entwined – it’s great!)
Now I’ve got to order a bunch of Eucalan – it’s sweater-washin’ time, finally. Spring, here we come! Enjoy the holiday and we’ll see you soon!