I have clearly passed through my Green Period and am now immersed in orange.
Thanks to Teaandcakes, I discovered the shrug pattern "Summer Affair" by Carol Feller and immediately wound my yarn to knit a beautiful lacey shrug.
It is a mystery skein from my bag of Hipknits samples. All I know is that it is "kid mohair and silk" and it is 2-ply. I believe it to be laceweight but it may be nearer fingering weight. The label did not give any details about yardage either, so this is a bit of a risky venture!
First impressions are good: I have learned a new way to do a provisional cast-on using a crochet hook, which looks infinitely more unzippable than the "crochet a chain and pick up the stitches" method which always leaves me in knots with the wrong number of "unzipped" stitches. I have only knitted three rows so nothing to show as yet!
My first February sock is going well. I am finding the stitch pattern somewhat compulsive, and I was reluctant to put it down until I finished the first "repeat".
And in case you were wondering: the fabric in the first photo is the beautiful silk / cotton voile I bought from Ditto to make a couple of Cinnamon slips.
That's my project for next weekend.
Meantime, I am hiding jars of Vegan Vampyre Marmalade in odd cupboards to prevent FL eating it all at once in triple-decker midnight-snack sandwiches: I think he likes it!