First up, is this cowl that has spent much too long in an unfinished state. It's actually not really finished now, but it's done. By that, I mean...I decided it was time to end this project. First of all, it is very, very wide....and it's knit in the round, which mean that you have a double layer of wooliness going around your neck. To make it a reasonable width, I have to fold it in half. So...that's like having 4 layers of wooly wool going around your neck once. Had I continued to the stated length in the pattern, not only would I have been knitting sometime into the next millennium, but this lovely monster could easily have wrapped my neck at least 3 times...doubled over, that would have been an even dozen layers thick?!? Unreasonable. It's done.
One short sock is finished. I apparently put it in a good safe place, because I couldn't find it for a photo op.
A couple more hexagons are off the needle. I've 'stored' the finished ones in a basket on a really high shelf. I toss finished ones up into it (my version of knitting basketball) and I'm such a lazy-butt it's been probably close to a year since I've counted how many I've done. I still have worsted weight yarn left, so I guess I'm not done yet. And here's a mystery for you..... how have I accumulate so many odd skeins of WORSTED weight yarn----and in colours, yet!!----when I really only knit with grey fingering or lace weight yarn?
Speaking of which...
I needed a mindless project, and I really hadn't started anything in quite a while (which may account for my recent knitting malaise), so I started this Polka Dot scarf by Churchmouse Yarns.
I'm a sucker for polka dots...of any kind. These are big holes, which will need a nice blocking before they show up well. This is EASY...mindless...and lovely. I hesitated actually buying this pattern...how hard is it to make holes in knitted fabric? But like all Churchmouse patterns, the attentions are in the details, and the details in this one will make it a very classy, very well finished scarf. The yarn was in the stash.
And it's grey.
And it's lace weight.
What's not to love?