I’m in a Cast On sorta mood lately. And get this – none of my active projects are from Rhinebeck yarn.
I did start my Color Affection but decided the shape wasn’t right for me. I just don’t use half-circle shawls. As much as I love the Citron I made a couple years ago – the only time I use it is around the house when I’m really cold. Triangle and oblong shapes work better for me – 95% of the time I’m wearing them wrapped around my neck like a scarf.
Instead, I’m considering two Color-Affection-gone-triangle shawls:
But that hasn’t stopped me from casting on. A lot.
First up – Honey Cowl – in some deep stash Pigeonroof Studios merino silk. Great depth of color and easy train knitting.
And then we have the lovely Pogona – in 2 skeins of MadTosh Tosh Merino Light – Black Currant colorway. My plan is to make it larger so I can take it with me to restaurants or at the office. I was an a mad hunt for this colorway and found it at Whit Knits. Awesome customer service. I ordered just before Hurricane Sandy and she contacted me to ask when I’d like it shipped, including offering me the option to cancel the order (nowayiwantmyyarn!) if I was affected. I searched a lot of online shops before finding Whit Knits but it won’t be my last time ordering from them. And bonus – they have a fabulous stock of Madeline Tosh yarns.
And then finally, I started a Sempervivum for my mom out of some more deep stash Cormo in a very light fingering weight. Again, I want to make it as big as possible so I’m modifying the pattern to be top-down. So far so good but I have a long way to go.
You’d be correct if you observed a noticeable dearth of socks. I’m on a shawl/cowl kick but give it a few days and I’m sure I’ll wax poetic about the sock knitting.
Knitters – we are a fickle bunch.