Fall is here in full force. We had our first freeze last night, though some days next week will still reach into the 70s. It’s a delightful time of year here.
I finished the first Charade sock in this VERY seasonal colorway: This free pattern is perfect autopilot knitting (and the third time I’ve knit it).
Last weekend, I cast on for the Autumn Fern Mobius:
You can’t see this yarn terribly well here. It’s the Dream Club November 2011 yarn from Dream in Color, and it’s the Smooshy with Cashmere base (70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon). The colorway is indescribable, and unnamed (except for “Dream Club November 2011”). It’s a moody greyish purple-y green. The greens aren’t showing up in this photo but trust me, they are present. The red bit is my crochet provisional cast-on. This mobius is knit as a strip (like a scarf) and then twisted once before the ends are grafted.
I started the mobius while waiting for my Leaflet to dry. I knit the body, finished the sleeves, wove in ends, and then blocked – and it took 2 days to dry. Now I’m knitting the neckband on, and then it will be DONE. In time for Rhinebeck next weekend! Hopefully I can get some photos sometime this week, before we go.
While Leaflet was drying and I was contemplating which project to cast on, S1 decided she was in the market for a new scarf. But something not too bulky. I sent her to the sock yarn cabinet to “shop.” She gravitated toward everything with cashmere in it, but none of the colorways were really speaking to her. What was I supposed to do?!?? I ordered this skein of Shalimar Breathless: It’s fingering weight – 75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere, and 10% silk. She wants a simple scarf and we might use this pattern that I’ve knit before (though with fatter yarn). I’ll use a US 4 or 5 needle so it’s nice and drapey. This pattern is so simple that it may be my office knitting project until it gets too long.
Now, I have to get back to my Leaflet neckband. I’ve just begun the bindoff. I’m so excited!!!