A little bit after my last post I had to frog both Camellia and Buttercup. I tightened my gauge while working on the front of Camellia and it was much smaller than the back. For Buttercup, one of my skeins was a different dyelot than the others and while not glaringly noticeable, was enough to bother me. I was going to try to start again with them, but knew they probably wouldn't be finished until the end of this month or October and I have lots of fall knitting I'm itching to start! So I set them aside to pick up again next spring.
I wasn't feeling very enthusiastic about my knitting after frogging two sweaters, so a simple, mindless project sounded great. I'd had a skein of Noro Silk Garden Sock that I wanted to use for a Simple Yet Effective Shawl for a while, so I cast on for that project.
There's nothing like a simple pattern and Noro yarn to get me into my knitting again! I started the shawl on August 24 and finished on August 28.
I couldn't put this project down, and I can't wait to make another! This is an absolutely perfect simple, mindless project with beautiful results.
Pattern: Simple Yet Effective Shawl by Laura Chau
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden Sock, every bit of one skein, color s211
Needles: US 4
So, after reconciling with knitting again, I swatched for five sweaters. (yes, I've got big plans I'm not sure I'll be able to carry out!)
From left to right, they are:
Cascade Eco Wool for a Heather Hoodie Vest, Araucania Nature Wool for a February Lady Sweater, Rowan Rowanspun Aran for a DROPS Jacket, Rowan Felted Tweed for a Tangled Yoke Cardigan and Rowan 4 Ply Soft for an Apres Surf Hoodie.
See you next time with a fall projects post! Also, I finished the Entomology Mittens and they are blocking, so I'll have finished photos of those as well.