|Jenna Rose Traveller Pouch|
After finishing Caroline, my fingering weight sweater, I felt the need to knit with some thicker yarn. I dug around my stash and came up with this Madelinetosh DK yarn in Copper Penny.
I looked through my queue and after doing a swatch decided that the Acer Cardigan by Amy Christoffers would be a good match. This pattern has eyelets and cables and is knit bottom up. I am really enjoying this knit although I am having to alternate three skeins of yarn because there is such variation. Here is where I am so far:
June is an extremely busy month for me workwise, so I am not sure how fast I will get this done, but I shall try and pick this cardigan up and knit a bit everyday.
And since I can never have just one project on the go I also started a beautiful shawl called Herald by Janina Kallio. Once again I dug through my stash and found this beautiful fingering weight skein of Tanis Fiber Arts Red Label yarn (75% merino, 15% cashmere, 10% silk) in the colourway slate. This is a very simple pattern where the same eight rows are repeated over and over, and so I challenged myself to knit eight rows everyday. Hopefully by the time the rows grow much longer my work pressures will lessen as we move through June and I will have time to knit the longer rows. I think it will block out beautifully.
|Tanis Fiber Arts Red Label: Slate|
And if you are wondering what happened to the first pair of socks I was knitting as part of the Sweet Fiber Sock Club I am happy to report that I am almost finished my second one. I have enjoyed knitting every second of it...come join me next time where I will discuss my surprise at the whole fun of sock knitting.