Well, as I near completion on a number of projects, of course I couldn't allow the number of UFOs decrease. So, I cast on some projects that have been sitting on my want list for some time now.
I selected a lace scarf to get me back into the groove without being overwhelmed. The pattern is "Lead or Follow" from Heartstrings. The yarn is Schafer "Anne" a wool/mohair/nylon fingering weight yarn.
For some mindless knitting for late nights when sleep eludes me but I can't concentrate well enough for lace work, I have this:
The pattern is a simple freebie from Patternworks, the yarn Prism's Cool Stuff - mixture of colors and texture changes. Not warm enough for the -20 degree nights, but certainly will be nice color and fun texture for the in between weather! I found a black jacket on sale last spring, so I've been seeking some wild color to contrast in scarves....
I also started this Color On Color scarf from Kathryn Alexander. I just found it in one of the many bags of knitting I have next to my bed. I love her use of 48 colors. I love the unexpected things in this scarf. However, I hate having to pull out two strands of the three strands of the yarn it calls for. I have to confess it discouraged me, and also that it comes in 30" lengths, adding far too many ends to eventually weave in. I am considering buying larger quantities of the yarn to get continuous lengths...... at a substantial increase in the cost, but perhaps worth it in terms of time, frustration and finishing!
Sometime this fall, I intend to knit some felted gauntlet mittens for the guy who plows my drive:
He and his wife have been good friends - he built my house, she was the realtor, and they rented me a place temporarily when I moved here. He has requested a pair of gauntlet mittens since he found out I knit, and I finally found a wonderfully soft, feltable yarn. It was even on sale at The Yardgoods Center in Waterville, ME. It goes from lime green to forest, to a rosy brown. Felted, these mittens should be wicked warm to keep his fingers toasty!
So, that is it for tonight....