I've been on a knitting frenzy. Trying to finish some small projects. Get them off my needles so I can start thinking about my next big knitting project to start sometime in February. I finished my Listado cowl. I stopped knitting way before the 21 lace repeat pattern per instruction. I'll admit, I lost track of the number of repeats that I knitted. I just kept knitting and then decided to stop short and wear the Listado as a cowl and not as a head covering. I'm not a hat person, so I didn't think I'd wear Listado over my head. I hand washed and blocked the cowl. Took less than a day to dry. I managed to take some quick pics of me modeling the cowl. Now, it's getting late and will have to post a pic later this week when I get some computer time.
I've started another Watch Cap for my hubby. Still using Berroco Vintage, but in an olive green color. I've gone down a needle size to #7 on 16" circs. Hubby had given his feedback on my first version...the stitches are a bit loose and so the cap doesn't fit as snug as his Yankees RTW knitted cap. *Sigh* So, back to the drawing board with the smaller needle size. Just like the first version, I'm knitting this cap using the Continental method. Practice, practice, and more practice. I've finished the 3 inches of 1x1 ribbing and now knitting the main body of the cap in St st. I really enjoy knitting the ribbing. I noticed my knitting is much more contained and consistent. I also noticed, I'm knitting a bit faster.
I still have my 4th set of fingerless gloves to finish...the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran version. Just need to finish the cable at the knuckles and then I can start the right glove.
I hope to finish these projects within the next two weeks. If not, I'll end up taking them with me on vacation.
I did mention February. I hope to come back from vacation rested and ready to go with a new outlook on knitting. More challenges on the horizon. I'm anxious to start knitting a project with two colors. I do have a few projects in mind, at least one of them is a cute sweater by Jared Flood. I anticipate the next project will be time consuming and may take me to the end of winter to finish.
That's all for now. I'll be back to post pictures and maybe a book review or two.