The calm after the Christmas excitement has been very productive for me.
I finished, joined and attached section 9 of the Babette blanket. So “just” the enormous section 10 and the border to go. I think we’ll be done by the end of Feb, allowing for quite a lot of concurrent knitting. It’s quite a poor photo, in real life the colours are far more vibrant and it is of course in focus. It was a joy to shake it out of the bag and see just how “blanketty” it’s becoming.
I now have all the yarn I need for the Million Stripes wrap, but this has been temporarily put on hold whilst I make a Felicity hat for one of my sisters. She turned up in a jacket that was just the perfect match for the glacier-blue merino/silk blend from Natural Dye Studio that I still hadn’t done anything with. It is knitting up absolutely beautifully and is delightfully drape-y. I did a bit of guesswork on sizing up the pattern, but so far so good. If the sizing isn’t right, there is a plan B, in that there is an alternate version of the same pattern (Ravelry link) made in fingering weight yarn, which I think will work perfectly in the blue/green Trekking sock yarn that I have. In fact I may end up making that one too, if this one turns out well. Photo is an old one of the yarn, as the light is too poor to show the yarn well today. I’ve just finished all the increase rounds so the hat should be finished soon.
My million stripes wrap will be done in Artesano Alpaca superfine DK. Colours are pink, purple, orange, blue, green and cream. I honestly can’t wait to start and to see how the yarn knits up and how the stripes work together.
Happy New Year everyone! May you all have inspiration, plentiful yarn and the time, health and shelter to enjoy them.
I’m going to finish with a picture of a blanket that’s been on my mind since stumbling across it on Ravelry a couple of days ago on a thread in the Vanna’s Choice group. I have enough blankets, I have enough blankets, I have enough blankets…. Click for a (non-Rav) link to the free pattern by Kathy Merrick on knittingdaily.com, then please make it so I don’t have to