I have been listening to audio books (not a surprise there) and knitting.
The colors on this shawl are actually pretty close to accurate and I am over half way through the first ball. The needle is one two Kollage circs that I own. Turned out to split the size difference between two normal circs and be just perfect for the pattern.
Faery Ring Aran
Mary Scott Huff posted this wonderfully fun pattern (Ravelry, sorry about that) for a knitted jacket with hood. Knit in worsted weight yarn, it looked like something that might go quickly. The KAL officially begins 1 July. I decided that I could play if, and only if, I could find yarn in my stash.
And, as luck would have it, last year I orderd some lovely denim blue from an Irish Woolen Mill. I have eight balls (350 meters each) which looks like it should be just about enough. And if it is not, I will skip the hood….
It starts with a cable around the bottom which then has stitches picked up from the side.
this photo is a bit more acurate on color while you can see the cable a bit better here (I think).
I have the stitches jammed fairly tightly on the needle. The other Kollage, it knits smoothly except for the fact that the join holds up the flow of stitches a bit. It also might have something to do with the cable being completely limp. That is right – no twisting, no kinking, no memory, no stiffness. Pushing yarn up a noodle?
Anyway, I like the looks of the project so far. Since Ms Copper has decided it is not for her, I will have a fall knock around sweater for me.