This morning it was cold enough to wear a coat (though it had warmed up by noon.) Every year at this time I seem to go through an accessory period. First of all, I’ve started some mittens.
These are the Herringbone mittens (PDF file link.) The colors are actually more subtle – the purple is a heathered lavender, not electric purple… silly camera. I’m using lamb’s pride worsted for the contrast color and cascade 220 for the main color. I love lamb’s pride, while I wouldn’t want a scarf from it, I think it’s a lovely mitten yarn. So soft and fuzzy!
Other accessory projects in my queue:
Gretel, knit in Moda Dea Silk n wool left over from my chanson en crochet.
Squirrely Swedish Mittens – in knitpicks sock yarn. So cute!
Silk Garden Beanie – because I have one lonely skein to use up!
Maine Morning Mitts – Because I need short fingerless gloves, all mine are long.
La Gran Mittens – because they look fluffy and wonderful! I want to make mine striped.
Grace Lace Beret – I have lots of this yarn.
Instant Gratification Scarf - in manos? I have an extra skein of the one I made Gem with…. I also might get some malabrigo aquarella.
Scrappy lengthwise scarf – because I have a lot of leftovers.
Luxe neck warmer – because I bought the coat below, and now I need something to fit inside the neck when it gets cold.
Finally, I’ve swatched for a new knit, peterson from Rowan 42 in Elann Highland chunky.
The photo from the mag is awful (what is up with the styling?) so I never would have given it a second thought without ravelry! Go here to see it looking pretty.
I was not able to get 14 st/ 4 in, so I’m knitting a larger size – that’s ok, since I have 1300 yards of this yarn. No chance I will run out. The color I’m unsure of – is it teal? Purple? Turple? I think it will work for a vest, and I really want to use up stash right now. Guess I’ll try it and see!