I finished up the quilting and binding of the baby quilt I’m making for my teaching team member.
I also knit a colorful sweater for the soon-to-arrive baby boy. As I was knitting and sewing from stash to avoid leaving the house, the colors of the two presents don’t go together, which sort of bothered me through the whole process. But I doubt the baby will care.
Blankets and wool sweaters for a baby due to be born in the middle of the summer heat. Maybe not my best decision making?
I did try to make the sweater a size for a slightly grown baby, hoping it will fit when winter rolls back around. It was 91 degrees here yesterday, so the sweater is definitely going in a drawer for some months.
But first it is going on their front porch, while I ring the bell and then dart away, masked, to avoid spreading viruses. The world is so weird right now.
As I showed at the end of my summer vacation post, I didn’t get a lot of knitting done this summer.
That trend has continued. There has been progress made on the shawl I started at the beginning of July, but it has been very slow. Now the cooler, wetter fall is upon us, I think that it will speed up a lot.
Pattern: Lochlyn Shawl — Yarn: Tosh Merino Light, in Whiskey Barrel and Cove.
I am enjoying every stitch of this shawl.
Technically the name of the pattern is Aether, but In my head, as I knit, I’m calling it golden garter. Alliteration improves everything, right?
The yarn changes color with the time of day and the changing lighting. The yarn is Tosh merino light, in the colorway Nutmeg. In the morning sun it was bright and gold. Tonight by lamp light it is dark honey.
Five of seven repeats are done, as is the first skein. It has become clear that this is going to be a really big shawl when it is blocked!