Even though my summer was consumed by the wedding, some knitting still took place and I have FO’s to share! First, a gift for my wonderful Momma:
Pattern: Alhambra by Anne Hanson (Ravel that sucker!)
Yarn: Whisper Merino Laceweight from The Woolen Rabbit; Chiquitita
I was able to give this to her right before my wedding. I love giving her things that I’ve knit; it’s like a thank you to her for teaching me.
Some friends of ours have a baby girl who just turned 7 months old the other day, and I decided that Baby Harper needed a jacket for Fall:
Pattern: Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann (Ravel that sucker!)
Yarn: 4th of July from Briar Rose Fibers; 7130
I just love the simple lines of this pattern. The yarn was leftover from the Christmas Hat I knit up for my husband a few years back, and it was sooo perfect for this BSJ! So warm and squishy… Harper and her parents love it!
This next project was one that I had originally picked out some Malabrigo worsted for, then decided that the colors were too much for the cables. The softness of the yarn was perfect, though, so I just picked up another skein of Malabrigo in a different colorway. 😉
Pattern: Celtic Cable Neckwarmer by Lindsay Henricks (Ravel that sucker!)
Yarn: Merino Worsted from Malabrigo Yarn; 204 Velvet Grapes
The picture still really makes the colors pop and hides the cables, but in person the colors are just enough yet not too overwhelming. It’s my new fav piece; I’m wearing it right now! 😀
My current WIPs are mostly for Socktoberfest, but that’s a whole other post! I also have a few requests from friends that I need to get going on… There’s just not enough time in the day! I’ve also been contemplating the jump into dyeing, and trying to spend more time on my spinning wheel. All of this on top of being a new wife, and trying to figure out where I want my career to go! At least the knitting and spinning affords me some quiet time for contemplation.