I’ve been plugging away on my plethora of non-mindless knits (see previous post) and have finally plugged away enough to have finished something!
I finished the Eiregal shawl from Romi Hill. It still needs to be washed and blocked, so it’s not much to look at at the moment, but I’ll do that soon and when it happens I’ll post a picture and give you a little run-down of the knitting experience (which was lovely, by the way).
So, this means I have a gap in my shawl-sock-sweater knitting lineup.
A gap just the right size for a new super-fun project.
This afternoon I cast on Ysolda Teague’s Follow Your Arrow Mystery KAL shawl.
I’m knitting it out of Alpha B Yarn Elite B in the Nikiya colorway. This is a yarn I received as part of the 2014 Cookie A Sock Club and I just couldn’t bear to knit up this luscious MCN goodness in a pair of socks. I’m in need of a nice red shawl, so this is the perfect pattern.
I think the mystery aspect of this KAL is going to make it super-fun and I’ll be motivated to keep up as each new clue is released.
I finished the first sock and am about halfway through the leg chart on the second sock on the Friendship socks from Cookie A. These are out of SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock yarn in the Cayenne colorway. I’m enjoying the knitting and I got lots of compliments at knit night, but I will be glad when they’re finished.
I’m on the first front side of the Central Park Hoodie. I worked on it a bit at knit night (even with the cable, it’s the most mindless knit I’ve got going right now) but I haven’t been too inspired to work on it. One of these days I just need to kick it into overdrive and decide to finish this sweater. Other sweater projects have been catching my eye (like Pumpkin Ale, Hitofude, and a lopipeysa) but I’m committed to not starting a new one until this is finished.
In other news, I was so inspired to read the Yarn Harlot’s recent post acknowledging her 11-year blogiversary. Her post reminded me that in December I marked 4 years of blogging here. My work has been so full of fits and starts, I’m not sure how much of a following I have (though my Hexipuff Tips post seems to get a lot of attention). I’m grateful to have a little corner of the internet that is my very own and I’m feeling inspired to give this little space some more attention, so keep your eye out for future updates.