When looking at my works-in-progress together, it is clear that I am trying to knit all of the colors of spring at once. And you know what? That makes me extraordinarily happy. Here’s what I’ve been working on lately:
|The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga, colorways Box Jellyfish and Common Emerald Moth|
For this WIP, I’m taking Jared Flood’s free Turn A Square pattern and babysizing it for my future nephew. I’m knitting it with sport weight yarn on size 4 needles (instead of worsted on 7’s) and cast on 80 sts. I’m doing just one bold stripe near the brim, then will do a series of thin stripes through the decreases. I’ve stashed a bunch of Bugga but I usually conserve it for the super special projects that I sometimes forget how wonderful it is. It’s knitting up delightfully at this gauge (about 6 sts/inch). This little beanie should be done in no time and I’ll probably make some matching booties as well.
|BMFA Socks That Rock Mediumweight, colorway Budding Twig|
To say I am utterly charmed and delighted by this WIP is an understatement. I really love this thing. I think of myself as Not A Pink Person but there’s something about the interplay between it and the bright springy greens and shots of coral in this yarn that I am totally into, and I love the way the short rows in the Lintilla shawlette pattern affect the stripes. It’s an addicting little knit, for sure.
|Play At Life Revelous Sockie Maki|
This WIP is probably the springiest one yet. I adore the gradient yarn so very much and I just had to pick a delicate, lacy sock pattern to go with it. I chose Hunter Hammersen’s Crocus Vernus socks, from her first Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet book. I already pre-ordered the second one, because really admire her design sense.
|Copyright Hunter Hammersen|
Knit up in my yarn, the socks will start green at the cuff and work their way through pale lilac to a deep purple at the toe. I can see it in my mind already and it’s going to be awesome, don’t you think?
|The Sanguine Gryphon Zaftig Bugga, colorway Starry Night Cracker|
Finally, this WIP is making me super duper sad that Zaftig Bugga (a hefty, worsted weight version of Bugga) has been discontinued because it is fabulous. Look at how plump, even, and gorgeous those stitches are! It’s making such a wonderful fabric. This is going to be a Zuzu’s Petals cowl by Carina Spencer. This is one of those rare patterns that I love so much I’m willing to knit it multiple times and I think it makes really great gifts. I actually finished another so quickly last week that it went from WIP to FO without ever seeing the blog. It’s blocking now and I will show it off on Friday, but just as a little teaser, I knit it out of this lovely earth-toned handspun:
|3-ply worsted weight superwash Merino/Tencel blend|
… which did fantastic things in the pattern. Can’t wait to show you! I think that’s all I’ve been actively knitting in the last couple of weeks. Lots of new projects, not doing so well with finishing up ancient WIPs, but I’m sure I’ll get to them.. someday. 🙂
I can't wait to see these all done, you really are using some amazing colors. I think I am the most excited for the socks, but the shawl sounds great too!
Budding Twig is knitting up so well! Hardly any pooling.
And thanks for the heads up on the second volume of Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet. It looks like a winner.
I'm not using one for complementary colors, but the pink and green in your Lintilla are just BEAUTIFUL!! And I'm really excited to see your Zuzu's Petals, as I've been dying to make the pattern, just haven't quite gotten the urge yet.
cant wait to see your crocuses. can't wait!!!!!….and I thought I wasn't a fan of lintilla…guess I was wrong. 🙂