It appears that over the past months I was a good deal more productive than I had realized. The pile of things waiting to be photographed grew tall enough that it kept falling over, so I decided it would be best to get a few snaps with my phone and actually wear all the cozy knits, instead of denying myself the wooly goodness because I can't be bothered to pull out a real camera. Let's take a tour, shall we?
On our left, you will see my Metalouse shawl. The pattern is by Stephen West (available for free on Knitty), and it was followed in spirit, if not always in practice. The yarn is a Schoppel Wolle Crazy Zauberball matched with some lovely local Cotswold wool yarn.
Up front and centre we have the Beeswax Hat by Amy van de Laar, knit in Muse Fiberworks Merlot DK. It's a lovely hat, if a little outside my usual proportions (it's more a toque than a slouch). The yarn was a perfect blend of amber and honey, and made the whole bee theme sing. Does it need a pom pom? I can't decide.
If you look to your right you will find a Brioche for Beginners cowl, pattern by yours truly. I added some stitches. How many? Beats me. I cast on a bunch of stitches and just started knitting. Sometimes that's how I roll. It's knit using the leftover Cotswold yarn from the Metalouse, and the leftover rainbow Kauni from my Rainbowtherapy sweater.
Shit. I never showed you the Rainbowtherapy sweater. I'm so behind. It's loosely based on Sperry by Amy Miller, and it's handspun, and I cast it on during my husband's first chemo appointment, and finished it over the course of the month of his treatment. We spent a lot of hours sitting together at the BC Cancer Agency watching him get pumped full of life-saving poison, and rainbow handspun was the best coping mechanism I could think of. It's full of memories and love.
Let's tie this whole thing off with two recent projects: A Seamwork Mesa dress (there are two but only one has a picture) and some vanilla socks for Jacob. The dress pattern was SO SO SO easy to sew up. It clings a bit around my belly, but that's really between me and how much I've eaten that day (it's a food baby dress...). The socks are just socks. Size 12's on 2mm (US 0) needles and 72 stitches. He's lucky he's cute.
Alright! FO tour complete! Hopefully I can keep current with things as they are finished from now on. Ha.