... is actually several small things.
Artificially Mythic asked “So, what’s next?”
The second Year of Lace shipment arrived at the end of June, right on schedule. Also due to arrive, more or less on schedule, are four babies I want to knit for. So, I’m using the lace project as an incentive to get through the baby knitting in a timely manner.
First up is a pair of nearly identical hats knit from these yarns:
Classic Elite Inca Alpaca, in grey and red. With the baby due in August, when temperatures will be at their hottest for this part of the world, I’m knitting these on the big side, so that they’ll be ready and waiting for cooler months.
Also currently on the needles is a Peach Blossom Baby Jacket, using Berroco Comfort DK and Plymouth Yarns Happy Feet.
This one’s coming right along, just half of a sleeve and the bands to go.
After that will come the Pembroke Vest from Petite Purls. For what I think is only the second time in my knitting career, I’m using the yarn called for in the pattern, although the colorway is different.
Dream in Color Classy in Sea Fog. Kind of a greenie blue, with some lovely tones.
Last of the baby knits (for now, I swear there’s something in the water around here) is a Cabled Raglan Baby Sweater, which was part of a free seven-pattern e-book from Knitting Daily, out of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino.
This has a smaller gauge than the pattern calls for, so I may end up knitting the medium pattern to get a small sweater. Only swatching will tell.
Then, and only then, will I allow myself to wind this into a cake.
Zen Garden Sea Lace, 70% Superwash Merino and 30% SeaCel... oh the wonder of it!
Then I’ll cast on for this.
The Wisteria Garden Shawl, designed by Amy Swenson, one of the founders of the Year of Lace. It’s a lovely triangular shawl with a knitted on border, and I can hardly wait!