Apparently I like to knit with mainly one color as all my recent knits have been different shades of blue. It’s not something I did on purpose, I swear, but it just happened. I shared with you guys my Ulmus (Rav link) shawl in the last post, which has plenty of blues in it. I think it’s safe to say that that’s what started off my blue-kick of late. Sadly, that shawl (or what I had of it) has gone the way of the frog pond. Not because I didn’t like it and not because it wasn’t gorgeous, but because my gauge was way off (I’m not sure why but I was knitting this shawl tighter than usual) so I need to go up to a size 6 needles. I spent Thursday night frogging my process and was so saddened by it that now I just don’t have the energy to start it again. I probably will sometime this week, though. I’m knitting it for a contest and it runs June-July so I have plenty of time to cast on again. It’s a beautiful shawl and I’m sure will turn out amazingly beautiful in the end… frog pond or no frog pond.
Moving on (and staying far far away from that pond), I have cast on for a Mara shawl (Rav link) using Madelinetosh Tosh Worsted in Baltic Sea. It’s a gorgeous mix of blues that I’m just completely in love with:
Plus, the garter stitch is just plain yum, IMO:
I love the texture of garter stitch, so I’m very excited about finishing this shawl so I can wear it! I’m currently at 30.5″ in width and probably will knit it to 40″ or so… I don’t want it to be a full shawl, more like a shawlette. This is a VERY easy knit – knit stitches all the way with some YO’s but that’s it! seriously, at this point it’s just a mindless knit, which is always a good thing to have on the needles, I think.
Another easy knit that took me two days to get off the needles is the first in a pair of Oolong socks (Rav link):
Are these beautiful or what? They are knit in this lovely Teal-ish blue (also Madelinetosh but Tosh Sock in Iceburg here) that just knit up wonderfully well.
It’s funny because as I was knitting it I wasn’t sure that I really liked the color with the socks, but when I was done I totally did. I think it’s one of those project/color combos that I had to completely finish to really like. This sock pattern does not have a lot of projects done on Ravelry and I really don’t know why… it’s a very quick knit and the results are delish! Highly recommended.
I also do have a finished project to show you guys. I finished up my Glynis socks and though I didn’t really enjoy knitting them all that much, I just love the finished product. Still love the pooling!!!
And these do fit the blues-ish theme as the light color in them is a very light blue. So I totally tied them into this post. I’m just special that way. 😉
I’m heading off today for my first engagement photo shoot ever and I’m very excited about it! If I get any good pictures (I better, right?), I’ll be sure to share them with you all here later this week. Wish me luck!