Thank you for all your lovely comments last week. The yarn goddess skeins will be used for a hat and fingerless mitts, I’m thinking about the Hesh hat which I consider to be adorable beyond measure. The pattern uses worsted, but I wonder if I double the sock-weight goddess, check gauge and/or knit a large then it should/might work? I’ve got enough length to double the yarn and I think the blue/grey colours would work perfectly.
I have finally found a pattern that should work with my Manos Serena. I originally bought it for the NoFa shawl, but it is the wrong kind of 3ply for that and I have learned my lesson about substituting sport weight for fingering (though anyone who’s read the paragraph above is probably smirking by now). The Arcadian shawl pattern calls for Sports weight so I shall do the body in the icy blue and the trim in the shadowy grey. The yarn – alpaca with cotton – is so soft and light that I have to keep stopping to stroke the fabric. I’m adding this in as a replacement project for the baby blanket that was never made.
Sockwise, Vorticity is under way, I have done the cuff and one pattern repeat of the first sock. Slowly, but on the whole accurately. The pattern is gorgeous and it’s easy to see if anything is wrong. It’s also very easy to tink back, which is another plus in my book. It’s really not child-friendly knitting though and I am looking forward to spending some quiet time on it once school re-starts next week. Originally I was going to do three patterns from the Socktopus book but I may swap out one or two in the interest of speed.
That’s it – I was going to do a progress summary but I’ll put that in another post. Have a great week!