I can’t help myself; I keep finishing things. And starting more. And having ideas about other things I’d like to knit or design. This is a sweet little hat that I made last week. It’s the “Narragansett Bay Cap” from Lisa Lloyd’s A Fine Fleece (yes, I came across it as I was turning pages while knitting the Road Not Taken scarf).
Pattern: Narragansett Bay Cap
Needles: US 4/3.5 mm
Modifications: Needle size
I’ve already started knitting the matching scarf. Since I know I don’t have enough yarn to make it as written, I’ve modified the cap chart to make it work. See? On a roll.
My knitting energy extends to finishing and blocking the Rivolo scarf. I love how it turned out! I blocked it pretty seriously with blocking wires, and it looks and feels just lovely. The yarn has a silky shine to it that blocking seems to enhance.
Pattern: Rivolo by Anne Hanson
Yarn: Sundara Merino Sock Yarn in “Aqua over Terracotta”
Needles: US 5/ 3.75 mm
Modifications: Length (I made mine longer) and needle size
Once again, I find myself without a fresh pair of socks on the needles. I’ll take care of that right away, or as soon as I decide what pattern to use. It’s so hard to choose when there are so many I want to make! I think it’s time for a bluish-greenish pair. Or purplish. Or not.
I’m also playing around with a cowl design. I read somewhere that cowls are the new socks. I don’t know about that, but I do know that I was looking for a way to put a little bit of Sundara’s Aran Silky Merino around my neck, and a cowl is as good a way as any. I’m swatching and frogging and knitting around and around, and one of these days I’ll have a pretty neck tube to show. That’s all a cowl is, really, isn’t it?
It’s going to be a busy week for me. I’ve gotten the go-ahead to do all the testing that I need to have done before I can begin chemotherapy, so I’m booked for blood work today or tomorrow, two scans on Wednesday, and (ugh) dental work on Friday. That last thing, unpleasant as it is, has to be done now because it can’t be done during chemo. I’m going to fit some work in there too — and one of the days will be my first time “on the schedule” since the beginning of June. Till now I’ve been marching to my own drummer.
Speaking of the drum, I hear it beating now. It’s time to get on with the day. There’s a breeze this morning, and it looks like another beautiful day.