How is it almost the end of May already? I had several projects I wanted to tackle in May and I haven’t even started most of them yet!
I have, however, still been on a finishing kick. This past weekend we drove up to Chicago and back, and I managed to finish off the Cherry Blossom socks that had been lingering in my WIPs since March. I knit these using David’s Toe up Sock Recipe by David Schulz out of H&W Comfort Sockenwolle in the colorway Cherry Blossom. I used a contrasting miniskein at the heel from Wooly Wonka Fiber to preserve the stripes in the main yarn.
Next up on the list is my Albuquerque Sunset by Casapinka knit in Cascade Heritage Sock in #5633 Italian Plum and a Knitpicks Sock Blank dyed by me
As of this photo I have just completed half of the sock blank, ending with the yellow. My original plan had been to continue on using the second half of the yarn to work back out towards the pink/purple, but I think I’m going to go rogue here and end the shawl shortly. I have a bit of the dark plum left, so I think I’m going to do a final section in just the dark color and call the shawl finished (basically omitting the lace section that the pattern suggests should be in the contrasting yarn). I’m at the point where I may even be able to finish this shawl tonight at knit night.
Which means I have to figure out what to do next!?!? For instant gratification, I cast on for a winter hat for Miles last night while I contemplated my options. I have a secret project to knit, I have some yarn for a review, I have a sweater for Roxy, and I have my poor neglected Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu in Wollmeise Lacegarn in Petit Poison No. 5 that I started last August. All I do know is that I’ve got a holiday weekend coming up and the forecast is 100% chance of knitting!