It’s been a busy week on all fronts. I’ll keep it brief and just show you the knitting…
I finished the baby gansey, and found some simple wooden buttons that are a great match.
1.5 skeins “Mountain Mohair” by Green Mountain Spinnery
color 6442, “Birch”
4 mm/US 6 needles
It came out fairly large, so I knit a smaller BSJ out of some handspun. I’m of the opinion that babies should have lots of sweater options, particularly the babies of yarn-shop owners.
Just over 3 oz. handspun merino, dyed “Maldives” by Hello Yarn
3.5 mm/US 4 needles
The baby itself is still a w.i.p. so I may have time to make a pair of longies to match…
I also finished one sock from the handspun batts by Enchanted Knoll.
As previously mentioned, I’m doing the Loksins! pattern, and I’m pleased beyond all reason with them so far.
Finally, the best for last:
I met my mother-in-law just before I started knitting in earnest, about four years ago. During her most recent visit, she finally gave in and picked up the needles. Like a fish to water.
This is her first knitted garment, a hat made of Malabrigo Merino Worsted (color “Pollen,” though she prefers to call it “Duckling.”)
In non-knitting related news, I got a case of spring fever and took my hair to be whacked off (It seems cutting my hair has become a habitual response to warming weather…) Combined with the fact that I’ve run short of contacts and have been wearing my glasses, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed not being recognized at school and around town.
All for now!