Let’s just get down to business, shall we?
Jerry’s Knight costume is half finished.
It still needs a belt and the boot things. The pattern is Simplicity 5520 and I love how it has turned out so far. Maggie’s Dragon costume is still brewing in my brain.
The Three Button Wrap for my mom is all the way finished.
Now you can clearly see why it’s called the Three Button Wrap. Those are 2.5″ buttons! I took just over 5 skeins of the Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande, color 69.
Also finished is the first pair of socks for the mother-in-law.
What would you call that heel? I call it a pigeon heel just for fun, but I think the proper term is ‘eye of partridge.’ Anyone? I love how it looks with this yarn, and it knits up densely – as good a quality in a heel as you could ask for.
The yarn is Lorna’s Laces in Amish. I’ll tell you what, this was my first time working with Lorna’s and I’m sad that these squishy soft beauties are off the needles. They were a pleasure to knit.
Sorry, no modeled shot just yet. I’ll have to bug Gerald to have another photo shoot. The jacket on the left is corduroy without the wale. The shirt in the middle is rayon (think thin and drapey and stretchy). The skirt on the right is a polyester herringbone. If JoAnn’s had more than one bolt of wool maybe I would have made a wool skirt, but the color on that one bolt was pretty horrible. So polyester it is, and actually it’s nice enough and is a great color and has good drape.
I’m going to make an October Sweater for Maggie.
Picot edges, cloverleaf eyelet, EPS design, good ol’ Cascade 220. I’m calling it the October Sweater because I liked the name of the June Sweater so much.
Just one more update for you: Spinning.
The spinning has mostly been on the back burner but I spun this 2.5 oz. of mohair/wool from Three Waters Farm and now I’m plying it. I love the gorgeous golden green color of it.
Why, with all the progress on wips and various finished things, do I feel so bored with everything? Do I dare say I’ve lost my knitting mojo? I hate the word mojo, and there I just used it! What’s the dilly-o?