This week things are looking up — My podcast is back on Blip.tv, and I'm sporting a new microphone. W00t!
I'm excited to report that all my 'Top Secret' knitting is complete (pattern-writing included) and I can resume normal selfish-knitting tendencies.
BUT, before I get into all that, I should mention that I finished Dennis' Ringo Hat! Here I am, modelling it:
I promise to nab a photo of the mister wearing it ... soon. To tide you over, here's a photo of him modelling the Gourmet Stash Hand-Spun Punis I knit up for him:
BTW, I name drop Gourmet Stash like CRAZY this episode! ... Gourmet Stash.
But yes — the Ringo hat is a DROPS Design pattern (free) which I knit with MissBabs Northumbria DK in "Dream Weaver", a lovely denim-blue, brown, variegated colorway, which Dennis' picked out at Rhinebeck.
So, on to what I am currently knitting:
I've been working on my Raven's Nest Shawl by Judy Marples — a pattern from Cascadia. I'm knitting it with Julie Spins, MCN fingering in "Fjord". LOVE the way it's knitting up. While it's a heavily variegated colorway, it's not getting lost in the pattern. In fact, the seed-stitch diamonds in the pattern bring out the color very nicely.
Also, still knitting some of my own acid, experimental hand-dyed. Just a pair of vanilla socks.
Definitely going to frog my Breezy Cardigan by Hannah Fettig, because I've fallen out of love with the pattern. However, I have a sweater's worth of BMFA STR Lightweigh in Blecker ... so I have a few potential pattern candidates. #StayTuned
I spun up a rogue Gourmet Stash Fibery Tribble ... name dropping ... again!
Also purchased some of her Game of Thrones-inspired Fibery Tribbles in "The Wall/Jon Snow" duo. LOVE!
This week I review Cascadia from Cooperative Press, featuring patterns from Jane Richmond and Judy Marples. Gorgeous photography, great content, easy-to-follow instructions. I can't think of anything not to like about this pattern book.
It's downloadable on Ravelry and retails for $16.95. All in all, I LOVE this pattern book. I want to knit 95% of all the things!!!