I have been finishing up UFOs at a (relatively) rapid pace:
The queen-sized bed Hap-Afghan out of A Verb for Keeping Warm's worsted weight Pioneer yarn in natural sheep shades plus a final round of indigo. Not yet blocked, but the knitting is done! And I will tell you that those final rounds took for-friggin-ever...
The linen stitch scarf made out of Koigu odds and ends. You know how precious Koigu is--you don't want to throw out an inch, but it's hard to know what to do with it. Churchmouse Yarns' linen stitch scarf, written for 3 colors of Koigu, was the answer. I used one skein of a semi-solid blue, one skein of a multicolor, and a big mix of short bits for the third color. Love this!
My work on the Purl Soho Top-Down Turtleneck Cardigan in Madeline Tosh DK Merino is zooming along, too.
So why does it feel like the stash remains the same? No, not the same: it appears to be growing. How can this be?
When I was at Knitting Camp last month I was smitten by Elizabeth Zimmermann's lacy Pelerine, a 4-pointed capelet she designed many many years ago. I have the Spun Out in my collection and have thought about knitting it many times. After trying on the original Pelerine I decided that this was the year: I purchased 4 cakes of deep blue Unspun Icelandic to bring home.
Well, as I was putting my purchase away in the plastic bins that hold my stash I ran across a bag--inside the bag were 4 cakes of deep blue Unspun Icelandic plus a working copy of the Pelerine pattern.
It turns out I'd had the same thought last year.
At least I'm consistent.....
The Design Your Own Fair Isle last weekend went well--some great designs were born. Here is Carson's. Nice, right?