in pieces. hermia, rowan studio 4
I was this
close to completing a sweater this month! unfortunately work and cooking for thanksgiving got in the way of that personal goal of mine. I didn’t end up with any progress shots, which is unusual for me, but I think this time I just wanted to knit without thinking about. rather, I worked on this sweater when I needed a pause, a time to think about other things. it’s pure luxury to have cashmere sitting on your desk during those breaks.
I bound off the collar last night with almost no yarn to spare. now I just need to find some time to block and seam this baby, which is always my downfall. I really can’t wait to wear it around this winter though so I know I’ll stay motivated and get it done this month.
mistake rib scarf
I already started another project though, this time for my brother. he’s been asking for a scarf for the last year and I finally decided it was time to cast on for it. my only directions were 1) it had to have red in it 2) not be a solid and 3)he likes stripes.
I’ve had this yarntini sportweight in ‘luxury’ for over a year I believe. it was during that “I want to knit knee highs” phase and I thought it would be soooo funny to knit burberry socks. jess sent the perfect yarn my way but I couldn’t bear to break open the little bags she sent them in (I seem to have this problem with a lot of yarns in my stash). my brother needed a scarf though (he lives in chicago!) and this yarn has marinated long enough. after looking through a few of my books last night I decided to go with the mistake rib pattern from lmkg – simple but not boring.
my brother won’t be the only one getting a scarf this winter though. I’m being selfish and knitting myself a big ole chunky merino stole. after I saw amy’s
version a few months ago I knew I had to have one. I started it some time before the wedding, but haven’t worked on it since. I even took it with me on our honeymoon, but I’ve found that I don’t like knitting in planes and when you’re running around in kauai the last thing you want to do is knit with chunky merino. unfortunately, this will still take the back burner to my brother’s scarf but I’m determined to have it done this month as well.
are there any projects you’re dying to get off the needles before the new year?