Maybe it's because my sewing machine is in the shop getting a tune-up, or maybe it's the onset of Fall....but I've been knitting like crazy! It helps that I have a fabulous yarn store about 5 minutes from my house. And, a recent class I've started there has opened up my mind to the possibility of designing knits....more on that below.
First, a recent finish....a Honey Cowl in Malabrigo Rios. This was my first time using Malabrigo yarn and it was wonderful. I did an "in between" size that only used 1 skein of yarn and ended up about 7" wide. I finished this cowl just in time for our cold camping trip, and wore it all weekend! It's just long enough to double up. (Ravelry link here)
Next, I pulled a couple of yarns from my stash and started this Big Lace Scarf from "More Last Minute Knitted Gifts". I'm using Cascade 220 wool and a mohair and the combo is giving it a little Halloween-ish feel. I like it! (Ravelry link here)
This is the project that has me excited, though! On Sunday, I started a 2-part knitting class to learn how to design my own fingerless gloves. I had some definite lightbulbs going off in my head during this class. It immediately opened up my mind to the possibility of designing knitted items. I chose this superwash Minnow Merino yarn. I've been loving purple lately (or else Maggie is rubbing off on me) so I picked this lovely deep shade. The top of the glove is a horseshoe lace pattern, and the rest is ribbed. At the next class, we'll learn to add the thumb gusset and finish them off. I can't wait! (Ravelry link here)
I have a few other things in my knitting basket, but they aren't quite as enticing as these fun Fall knits.