Warning: there is a WestKnits Mystery KAL spoiler photo in this post!!
Startitis has hit me hard this summer. I know a lot of people quit knitting once the thermometer starts to rise, but I'm just the opposite: I grab a beer and some yarn so I can hide in the air conditioning til cooler temperatures prevail. My line of work is perennially enabling my yarn-buying, pattern-queueing, casting-on habit, and right now it seems to keep getting worse as the summer progresses...not that I'm complaining. Far from it!
Last month, I indulged in some retail therapy by purchasing enough Canopy Fingering to make a Color Affection shawl. I've been making regular (yet slow) progress, but am nearly done with the short row section:
|The short rows are getting longer!|
My WestKnits Mystery Shawl is coming along nicely. As you can see, I did a last-minute color substitution, and I'm so glad I did! Even though I have no idea what this will become, the greater contrast in colors is certainly going to be they key with my overall happiness once this shawl is complete. This first clue was easy to memorize - a tiny bit of intarsia, a little bit of short row shaping, but not terribly complex overall (and that's a good thing!). I'm still using Anzula Cloud in Denim, but my pinch-hitter yarn substitution is Malabrigo Sock in Alcaucil. It's turning out to be a stellar combination!
|A modest beginning on sock #2!|
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