First up is the Sand and Sea Shawlette from Coastal Knits which I just finished blocking. This is a crescent shaped shawlette which gets its shape through the use of short rows. I knit this using a skein of Malabrigo Yarn Lace in the Snow Bird colourway which I had bought a few years ago on a visit to Halifax. The pattern called for a constrasting fingering weight yarn to knit the lace edging but I decided to knit it using two strands of the same yarn. I enjoyed knitting with both this yarn and this pattern.
The second FO is my Sunday Swing Socks from Knitty, Summer 2009 which I finished in late February and had been on my needles since last May (I had stalled on the second sock). I knit these socks out of Blue Ridge Yarns Bambie (merino/bamboo blend) in the Ocean Coral colourway which I had bought on one of my trips to the Rhinebeck (New York Sheep & Wool Festival) a few years ago. This is a good sock pattern for variagated yarn and is the second time I have knit this pattern. The yarn I was using is a light fingering yarn so I knit the larger size that uses 72 stitches.
The final FO is a pair of thrummed mittens that I knit using my Merino Worsted yarn in the Rust colourway and some pencil roving from Louet that I used as the thrum. I knit the first mitten in September, 2011 and I used it as a sample so I did not knit the second mitten until early this Febuary. This pattern is improvished and there are small differences between the two mittens as I did not write down any notes when I knit the first one. I have worn them and they are very warm.
My current WIPs (works-in-progress) are the Apres Surf Hoodie, Madli’s Shawl and a pair of vanilla socks being knit 2-at-a-time. The socks are the project that I keep in my purse so that I always have some knitting with me. You?