Off our needles:These have been off the needles for a while, but they are worth sharing, and the notes need some color. these are the Borough Mitts made from kool-aid dyed yarn. Sally gave them to her daughter for Christmas.
On our needles:
Kris cast on for a Ravellenics project — the first Strickmich! Club project, Knit Your Love. It’s an asymmetrical triangular shawlette with small hearts along one edge and is knit with DyeForYarn’s merino/silk fingering yarn. When the Olympics are over, she’ll return to Zuzu’s Petals, the Lonely Tree Shawl, and Basalt!
Sally is working away on a vest for her husband out of the nostalgia inducing Bartletts Yarn she scored at Rhinebeck. She has also cast on for an Olympics project — she is finally knitting her Color Affection with Miss Babs’ Into The Whirled as one of the colors.
In our stash:
Despite her best intentions, Kris did add to her stash with a skein of Mad Tosh Pashimina in the “Weathered” colorway from Loop and a skein of Mad Tosh Sock in “Seasalt” from the Stitch House. The Pashimina is tentatively scheduled to be an Amarillo shawl but that may change.
In the queue:
Kris has her eye on Gramps or Gramps for her new great-nephew and also likes Kelpie from the new BT Winter 14 collection, Carrie Bostick Hoge’s Louise cardigan, and Thea Colman’s Tonic Water which she saw “in person” at the Slater Mill’s knitting weekend opening reception.
Sally has been eyeing the Owl In A Tea Cup by Joyce Rose, the adorable Troll hats by Gabriela Widmer-Hanke and Colorimetry by Kathryn Schoendorf. She also loved the sweaters and dresses that Ellen Mason showed at The Slater Mill. She is particularly smitten by Maggie Magnifico, a vintage-ish cardigan that could easily become a wardrobe staple. Ellen hopes to release the pattern in May. Stay tuned.
On the bookshelf:
Kris read “Murder by the Book” by Eric Brown.
Sally read Life after Life by Kate Atkinson. Such a wonderful book set in England during WWII. she didn’t even mind that Jackson Brodie didn’t get to make an appearance. She also listened to A Body On The Beach and Death In The Downs by Simon Brett. These are really easy listening, fun and clever mysteries.
Two great tips from Ysolda