First, the finished project. I've had this done for a few weeks (I've even worn it once) but finally got the photos up. It's one of my favorite patterns, the Churchmouse Bias 'Before & After' Scarf, knit in Spud&Chloe Fine.
In progress, now just past the one-third mark is the Tokyo Shawl. I bought the kit a while back thinking I'd work on it in the fall. Miles of wool and alpaca isn't typically what I knit during the hot summer months. ...until now :-) For being just a big ol' stockinette/reverse stockinette rectangle, it's pretty fun. Yesterday's milestone was finally getting to add in the last color from the kit.
Turns out size 7 straights are my favorite needles right now. So it seemed like the perfect time to start the blanket I'm planning for Charlie's first birthday. It's Fly Away, part of Tincanknits' newest Max & Bohdi's Wardrobe collection. I loved the look of the pattern, but wasn't sure I was going to love knitting sixteen garter stitch squares, with stripes (I hate weaving in ends!). ...until now :-)
The main color is the cream, with three grays and a "pop". I'm still not certain about that "pop", especially when I entered it into Ravelry and saw it's named "forget me not". Maybe an orange-ish brown? or a golden yellow? (gray and yellow is one of my favorite color combinations) or a lighter, more sky-like blue? (can sky blue be a "pop" color?) Welcome your thoughts!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend, full of simple pleasures!