On the Needles Now

On my trip to the midwest, I went through a little burst of finishing up old projects, some of which carbon-dated back to the Oligocene. As a result, I’ve got just 2 3 4 5 6 7 projects on the needles just now: 3 second socks from this summer’s spurt of designing, one first sock from an autumn design, a fingering-weight scarf, a February Lady in malabrigo, and an Aestlight Shawl—the only really new project.

I’m doing the Aestlight in crazy zauberball, in a colorway that ranges between peacock blues and rich browns, and I’m working the lace edging in some Knit Picks lace-weight alpaca in a heathered peacock blue color. This shawl is worked entirely in garter stitch (the lace sections included), which makes it insanely cozy-bouncy-yum. I’m definitely keeping this one for myself!

The fingering-weight scarf is a piece I started about a year and a half (maybe two and a half years) ago. I remembered the pattern as being fiddley and impossible to keep track of, but now I’m just breezing along on it. Amazing how quickly knitting skills develop over time.

I forgot to mention that yesterday’s Halloween portrait of the cats comes courtesy of my beloved wife, Melissa. If you’d like to see more of her work, you can visit her blog, Etsy shop, and/or her Cafe Press shop.

P.S. 8. I forgot about the baby sweater that’s been in the trunk of my car for about two years now.

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