Wednesday, October 21, 2015

WIP Wednesday: Let There Be Color

I'm still chugging away on my two grey sweaters: over the weekend, I separated for the armholes and began working the left front on my Broad Shoulders KAL sweater!
And knitting sleeves two-at-a-time for my Pennant Cardi has proven to be an excellent bar knitting project. I'm usually a homebody, but lately I've found myself out and about way more than usual, and so I've managed to make a lot of progress since last week - it's probably hard to tell, but the sleeves are about elbow length now!
I've started the second section of the Miya Shawl for the KAL that's happening here on Ravelry, and I have to say I am loving the yarn. Would you believe this is my first-ever 100% cashmere yarn I've ever knit with?
But the biggest news is that I have started two NON-GREY projects (yes, all caps is very necessary there) since last week! First, I dusted off my crochet hook and started working on one of my recent FreshStitches Kit Club shipments: a yellow brontosaurus! I've only made 4 of his legs so far, but I am pretty thrilled to be crocheting again, it's been quite a while since my last crocheted project.
The other project is the project kit from Skeino which I was recently sent to try out, the Aloha Hat & Scarf. The kit itself is pretty affordable ($29.95 for the pattern and yarn), which includes a two-in-one pattern to knit an entrelac cowl which can be converted into a hat, plus a skein of variegated 100% Superwash Corriedale sock yarn (shown here in Hapuna - wow, look at those vibrant colors!). When it arrived, I knew it was the perfect project to break my all-grey streak, and I am pretty excited to revisit the entrelac knitting technique which I learned so long ago via a Craftsy class.
Entrelac is one of those techniques which looks really complicated, but actually it's quite easy to master! I cast on for this project on Sunday afternoon and have become a bit addicted to adding just one more wedge. Once I finish knitting this project, I'll share some of my favorite tips and tutorials for anyone who is interested in giving entrelac a try, too!

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