Begin again.


Here we are about 1/2 into the first month of 2017, and the knitting has gotten going pretty well. I’ve restarted the Sarah Lace Cardigan and have one sleeve to go:

I’ve finished a couple of hats that will be going to deserving friends.

The one on the left is a simple 3×1 ribbing, with a clover 2.5″ pompom in both of the yarns (Brooklyn Tweed shelter in Soot color way, the other is Cascades Alpaca L’ana del Oro in Teal (I think).  The other is a Koolhaas hat in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in the Almanac color way. I knit the large size,  because the small is pretty small in this pattern. I had just enough yarn with one skein.

While helping out a friend of my cousin’s who knits over the holidays, Marie requested some fingerless gloves, and then took me to the local yarn store in Santa Rosa – now a multi-craftual store called Castaway Folk. Such a great strategic move, right? I found a lovely skein of Tosh Sock in the Shire color way, looked in my library of patterns on Ravelry, and found the lovely Beadless Fingerless Mitts by Marji LaFreniere in Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders. I knit them without beads, as I think my cousin was planning to use these on walks, not indoors:


I think I’ll still have some sweater yearnings when I finish the cardigan, and now I’m reviewing stash to see what I’d like to knit. This sweater that I knit for Afghans for Afghans (with my own small cable design on the front) is still calling to me, and I have the yarn – Cascade Eco: