Remember this post? Well, the R & R Hoodie is finished, and so is the Delineate tank! If you follow me on instagram, you probably saw this shot of my Delineate tank having a lovely bath before wet blocking (And yes, I totally wiped down my faucet to make it so shiny just before taking this photo):
That is knit in Sunna from Spirit Trail Fiberworks in the ‘Pink Sands’ colourway. A little bit of dye came out in the water, but it wasn’t enough to cause any problems and hasn’t changed the colour of the top at all.
And here is the R & R Hoodie, all pinned out (still drying):
I’m loving how the Biscotte Yarns in Griffon (talked about here) has knitted up. This is three different colourways blended together (one of them being the self striping middle!), and the pattern was great. I’m going to add some little ears to the top of the hood, but I want to put it on James first and make sure I get the positioning right. I also need to sew in the zipper! This will be my first time sewing a zipper into a knit, but I feel confident about it. While it seems absurd to knit a heavy baby sweater in the crazy heat that has engulfed Toronto, I know it will get cool again one day, and I deliberately knit this a bit big so that he can get some wear out of it. Tanis reminded me in her recent post that it’s better to err on the side of bigger than smaller, so that you get to see your squishy baby in it more than a few times before they outgrow it!
I’m also working on a shawl, can you believe it? I hardly ever knit shawls. I’m already thinking of another one, so perhaps the shawl bug has come to bite me at last! I was fortunate to get my hands on the just-launched Berroco Millfiori, in the Viola colourway:
And it looked so darn good in the pattern photos for Kveta, that I decided to start knitting one exactly like it:
This is the pinnacle of a mindless knit. It’s a two skein project, and you basically knit the first skein while increasing, and when you run out of yarn, you join the second ball and start decreasing. I love how easy it is, and I can pick it up and put it down at a moment’s notice. Which makes it perfect for my current knitting situation, which is often knitting with small children around. Or in the car:
Speaking of which, we will be road tripping this weekend so I foresee some quality car knitting time in my future! And I will hopefully get some finished knit photos of both the tank and the baby hoodie this weekend.