Hello, folks! I’m going to be blogging quickly today because I’m on a deadline but I’ve missed thinking/talking/writing about knitting so here’s what I’ve been up to!
A bit of holiday gift knitting:
|Cascade 220 Superwash|
This is a simple 2×2 rib hat for my little cousin. It warms my heart how much he loves the hats I make him, but I have to use superwash because his first hat got accidentally washed. I hate the lack of bounce that superwash yarns have sometimes, they can feel so lifeless, so I held the yarn double and it made a nice squishy fabric. That makes 6 holiday gifts down, 10 more to go! (They’re small… but it will be a close finish.) And that makes my 17th out of 50 Year of Projects goals completed! My list of goals has been evolving and has grown to much longer than 50 projects, so my revised goal is not necessarily to finish the entire list, but rather to just finish 50 things off that list.
A bit of secret design knitting:
|Cephalopod Yarns Skinny Bugga, colorways Ghost Moth and Blue Ringed Octopus|
I can’t tell you much about this except ahhhhh I love this color combo!
A bit of swatching for a good friend’s impending tiny human (Bridgi, don’t look!):
|Malabrigo Yarn Rios, colorway Archangel|
This is going to be a Sylvan Afghan, designed by my Ravelry friend, Erica. It’s a great pattern with lots of options and detailed instructions to help you make exactly the blanket you want! I’m going to alternate strips of leaves in the colorway pictured with a lime green and undyed color. It should match the crib set pretty nicely.
Finally, Darwin wanted to say hello:
|Blurry but cute!|
That’ll have to hold me over for a bit. I’m hoping I have more time next week to blog. But for now, back to writing about science!