Alicia Mitts by Dani Berg from the Hitch e-book. There is a knitalong on Ravelry, but so far I am the only participant - come on people, don't leave me on my own!
I am using JC Rennie's Unique Shetland, a wonderfully sticky sheepy wool that comes in an extraordinary range of colours. I bought 4 sets of 5 mini-balls (10g each) from Wee County Yarns. My first combination didn't work out: the tones of the lightest green and the base grey were too similar.
|First attempt - too pale!|
Moving on, my Hector sock is coming along nicely. I am enjoying the swirling stripes of colour, which turn into more regular stripes on the heel flap. The geometric lace only goes as far as the ankle, where it transitions into an unusual rib.
Kex Blanket. By the time you read this, I will have finished the second horizontal stripe, which means - dun dun duuuun! - I am halfway through the main piece. Which just goes to show that all it takes is stamina.