I’m still in Denver! Last night was open. I mean to say, there was a reception, but I skipped out on it to order in room service and chill out. It was too rainy for a walk at that point in time, so I hung out with my knitting and kept catching up on Game of Thrones. (I’ve read the books, so don’t worry…I can’t be spoilered.)
And there is plenty of knitting to keep me company. I put all of my current WIPs except for two in my suitcase to come out here. And one of the ones that wasn’t in the suitcase was in my purse for the plane ride.
So here’s what I’ve got.
This will be Sweet Fern Mitts, and the yarn is some handspun Tunis that I dyed in my kitchen. The first mitt is actually finished, and in about 20 minutes after typing this post, I’ll be starting the thumb gusset on the second.
This is going to be an Amiga Cardigan. This is the only non-handspun project I’ve brought with me. The yarn is sort of a pain to work with, but the resulting fabric seems worth it to me. It’s a lot bigger, and the color is a lot more vivid, than the picture, but I’m still chugging away on the raglan increases, and have about eight repeats before I get to separate the sleeves.
You remember this yarn? I spun it up not too long ago. It’s a two-ply Teeswater from Southern Cross Fibre in the color Festival Fuschia. At the moment, it’s also about 2 inches of an Autumn Vines Beret. A super fiddly pattern, and I’m not sure I’m really into berets, but we’ll see. I’ve got a plan to make a scarf using some matching Polwarth-Cashmere-Silk (also Festival Fuschia):
And then some colorwork mittens with this Texel (SCF Club for July ’13 in the color Formosa) paired with something-I-haven’t-landed-on-yet:
All together, those three things would make a pretty fabulous gift, assuming I can find someone who won’t be grumpy about the Teeswater, which I suspect would challenge a non-woollover’s itch threshold.
The second sock of this pair in handspun BFL-Silk is nearing the heel turn, and I think it’s gonna get stuck there. Why? Because I left the first sock at home, and I don’t seem to have made any notes about how long the leg was before the heel turn. I think 6 inches. But it could have been 6.5
And this was my airport/airplane knitting. It’s going to be a Pogona, knit in handspun SCF Polwarth. It’s much much bigger than in the photo. And I’m growing rather fond of it.
One more night and then I get to go back home. Good thing, too. My back is missing my regular walking habits and sending nasty messages to my Achilles tendon and ankle. But I’m gonna take it out for a stroll in a minute here. My coffee’s all drunk up, and I’ve got a hankering for some fresh air.
Have a Happy Tuesday, Friends!