Well, I went on a bit of a casting on frenzy at the weekend *laughs* I think it was the novelty of not having any projects that I have to knit, so I wanted to knit everything. Also, as I'm trying to reduce stash, my brain seemed to think that having lots of projects on the go would make that happen faster ;)
So, in the middle of the picture you can see my fair isle hat. It's about twice as long as last week, despite the fact that I only work on it when I have the time and capacity to focus for a little while ;)
Just peeking in at the bottom left is the Striped Scarf. Not a lot to say on this really, although it is so close to being finished now (which, I think, was a justification for casting on more stuff!) It's nearly 7 foot long at the moment - good thing it's so narrow or I would have lost the will to live *laughs* A few more inches and it'll be finished.
Top left is a cowl using some stashed Manos Silk Blend. This is actually for a swap, so I will say no more about it ;)
Onto the more exciting updates, in the top right you can see the start of a sock. My next pair of socks *grins* I'm using the KnitPicks Imagination yarn that boyfriend bought me for Christmas, because it is so soft and fluffy and I want soft and fluffy socks.
And, because I have lovely soft yarn, I am also making myself some princess soles *grins* I figured that as I made socks for my brother and boyfriend with luxury soles, it was about time I had some for myself. And, as the yarn is the Unicorn colourway, I am calling these my Princess Unicorn socks ;)
Finally, the lovely teal/green in the bottom corner is the start of my Shalom cardigan (the colour is somewhere between the top picture and the picture below, but with no natural light this morning I was struggling a bit!)
I'm using a giant, 400g ball of yarn, with the idea that knitting it will make a lot of room in my stash *laughs* I'm following a few different people's modifications on ravelry, to make this in aran (worsted) weight instead of chunky, make the yoke finish just above the bust line for a more flattering look, have long sleeves and make it button all the way down.
Quite a few modifications really! But I love the pattern and I want to make a version that suits me. And we saw from my Cria that cardigans that button at the top just don't.
As Tink commented last week, I do also still have my fuzzy ballet sweater on the needles, but as I haven't picked it up in a while it didn't make it into the picture. As I only have the sleeves left to finish, I should really just get it done and out of the way!
No book this week - I've been too busy with all the new projects!
Ok, that turned into quite a long post! Sorry about that ;) But, as ever, if you want more lovely knitting and reading content, head to Tami's and Ginny's *smiles*