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.


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 :)