i’ve been knitting! after a dry spell (i think i was overwhelmed by how many projects i had on needles already…all of which i eventually chose to ignore) i have cast on for two new projects!
the first is the Lune Shawl by Miriam Felton. the (wonderfully written) pattern was gifted to me by my dear friend Bon and i cast on immediately for the stockinette version with Malabrigo Sock in Chocolate Amargo. i’ve been wanting a couple neutral shawls that will go with just about everything and brown seemed like a good place to start. this is a happy relaxing knit. i can’t wait to finish this one and start one with lace! at the time this photo was taken i was through two repeats of chart 2. (as of today i’ve completed a third repeat.)
i have also cast on for mara by Madelinetosh. this shawl calls for a heavier yarn than i knit with most of the time, and i’ve chosen to use KnitPicks City Tweed DK in Orca (another happy neutral). so soft. so squishy. so warm. it’s kind of heavenly yarn. this pattern is another straightforward knit, the bulk of it being a garter triangle. this is the knit i pick up when my brain is tired and i don’t really want to pay too much attention.
doesn’t it look squishy? i’m not usually a big garter fan but it feels very right in this instance.
what are YOU knitting?