Although my blogging has been at a stand-still, at least my knitting is making some progress.
I started a new “travel” project last weekend to take with me on my annual Florida visit to celebrate my mom’s birthday. I like to travel light so I started this cardigan in Madelinetosh 80-10-10 Fingering (colorway Briar). I am completely obsessed with the color — I think the photo is showing it a tad more saturated than it is in real life. I just split for the sleeves so the longest rows of endless stockinette are done.
I also traveled with John’s Bricker socks in Periwinkle Sheep BFL sock (colorway Truffle). I finished one on my last train trip to the city and got the second one started in earnest in Florida, with a couple of pattern repeats on the plane coming home. They’ll be done just in time for summer (hahaha)!
My evening couch/TV watching project has been the Line Break shawl in Woolen Rabbit Lark (colorway Ribbit). This yarn was purchased directly from Kim’s trunk when she was here for Rhinebeck not this last year, but the year before. The yarn was calling my name pretty consistently from the stash since then and I think I finally found a project worthy of it’s beauty. With only two skeins I had limited choices. I think I’m in the home stretch on this one, probably one more pattern repeat and then the edging.
Last, but definitely not least, is my Holl in Madelinetosh Vintage (colorway Manor). This project had to be significantly frogged due to user error (ahem) and I finally finished and reblocked it right before I left for my trip. This weekend I sewed up the side seams and decided the sleeves would be easier picked up and knit in the round then knit and then attached later. Especially since I hate seaming. Anyway, it fits (yay!) and I think it’ll be a good sweater when it’s all done. Perhaps the dog hair will need to be removed at some point though.
So there you have it. Radio silence but lots of progress going on behind the scenes. Now I’m going to get outside and enjoy this beautiful day.