Thursday, February 12, 2015

What's Next?

There has been a lot of finishing this week. I finished my Caesious Sunday night but didn't get around to blocking it until last night. It's now dry and ready to be worn -- good thing, too, because it's supposed to be absolutely frigid this weekend.

The colors are much better when you don't have to use the flash.
Pattern: Caesious by Hunter Hammersen, from Curls
Yarn: my handspun, fractally spun Polwarth from Fat Cat Knits in Mon Ami
Needles: US 6 (4.0 mm)
Started/Completed: January 28/February 8

This was a fun knit, and actually pretty fast (there were several days in that time span that I didn't actually pick it up at all). Once I'd done a handful of repeats, I pretty much had the pattern memorized, so I didn't need to worry about referring to the chart all the time. I used nearly all my yarn; I stopped when it didn't look like I had enough to do another full repeat of the pattern. I was happy that I at least got from the dark purple at the beginning of the skein all the way to the start of the dark purple at the end of it.

I tried to start the next Curl in the book (Cerise) late last night, but I wasn't particularly liking the yarn and needle combination I used and my head was not fully processing the chart, so I'll give it another go another time with a different yarn (there will be some winding of handspun this weekend).

I also finished up Rainbow's hat last night! I quickly washed it this morning and left it on the radiator to dry today, so all that's left to do this evening is make her a pompom for the top of it.


So now that those two projects are off the needles, I have to figure out what comes next. I did wind up this gorgeously bright skein of SpaceCadet Aurora (that's her MCN base) that's destined for a new shawl design, and I think this pop of color might help pull me out of the mid-winter dumps a bit. I'm still kind of itching to start a sweater, though, so perhaps this weekend I'll do some swatching and plotting.

2 comments:

Robby said...

That looks so gorgeous in the photo. Can't imagine what it's like IRL, if the 'colors are much better'. Hope you enjoy it! And stay warm.

Kat said...

I love the colors in your Caesious! And I can't wait to see what you do with that SpaceCadet Aurora-it's definitely just the thing for the mid-winter dumps :)