As you can see from the tag line of my blog I quilt and I knit and I love them both. Often one gets a little more attention than the other. My new job of making quilt samples has kept me quilting regularly but I haven’t worked much on my own projects. With the weather turning crisp and the leaves changing colors I have turned to my knitting with a fervor. There is something so cozy about working with wool when the weather cools. I can’t seem to get enough of it.
The first thing I did when I got the itch was to find the shawl I had started as a knit along project with my knitting group. They had all finished theirs and mine had gone into hibernation over the summer. I am happy to say it is done and it is gorgeous. I have enjoyed wearing it as a scarf and as a shawl.
It has a lovely drape and the yarn is part wool, part silk so it is very soft. I love the ocean blue color.
Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss (fingering weight); 2 hanks and part of a 3rd
Needles: size 7
This pattern was so enjoyable to knit that I would love to make another one.
I have jumped right into another knitting project. I fell in love with a sample I saw at my LYS. I wouldn’t normally take on an afghan because I worry that I would never finish it and I can make a quilt much faster but this one is so gorgeous and has so much going on that I knew I would not be bored.
And I am not bored at all, in fact I can’t seem to stop! I am so crazy about the colors and the yarn is so soft and smooshy. This picture was outdated right after I took it because I knit more on it right away. I hope I can finish it before fall is over but if not I am sure I will enjoy it all winter long.