This is the time of year I love best! Sunny days that are warm in the sunshine but cool in the shadows. Crisp air. Crunching leaves underfoot. Sleeping with the windows open, piled high with quilts to stay warm, just sticking my nose out to breathe but otherwise hunkering down and enjoying the cold night air.
Updates on some of my projects:
The Halloween shawl (KnitPurlGurl’s Rustic Autumn Shawl) is going well! Even though I hate the splitty yarn, I do love the colors. I haven’t taken an updated picture, yet, but I will soon. I decided to stop the increases at 299 stitches, and started the diagonal rib, which I *love* the look of!
The Springling Shawl is lifelined and off the needles for now. I think I’m going to run out of yarn and I have barely started the lace section! I just emailed Cosy to see about buying another skein of the yarn and just going balls out on a larger size shawl rather than trying to eke out a tiny shawlette out of the thing. I love the color of this one, and the shape as well, so I am eager to get it back onto the needles and finished. 🙂
I did a couple of dishcloths:
And the assistant manager of my LYS just did me a huge favor (thanks Yvonne!) by letting me try her personal set of Kollage squares on firm cables (I’ve used softs and want to see the difference) in order to try some magic loop socks, before I special order any. I’m told there was some sort of QC issue with that brand, too, so they’re not currently available to get, but supposedly they’ll be in stock again soon. I love my kollage dpns and want to branch out into magic looping with them! I hope to cast on some socks this weekend after finishing the Halloween Shawl. 🙂