some of my knitting is grey-ing down the November sunscape on my terraceLook how sharp are the shadows cast by the finished Serpentine Mitt and its partner (whose cables have begun their serpentine journey knuckleward).Clearly, there's too much sun for my photography skills, as manifested by this shot of the Reversible Rib Shawl, also nearing completion. After it's finished (maybe two more inches?) and blocked, I'll post more about my frustrations with it -- in brief, though, loving the colourway in the ball, I realized at about six inches that I dislike the spottiness of it in the long, broad, sweeping cables, but was unwilling to rip the Kid Seta.Here, muted in the shade, it does have some of the ethereal quality that I love in the pattern -- those long swoops in the fine haze of kidsilk.
While the two grey projects were ones I chose, the acid-green colour was picked out by my daughter, Megan, at my LYS, Mad About Ewe in Nanaimo, where she asked one of the helpful enablers "Do you know my mom?" and "Could you put this aside and tell her she should buy it for me?" And, of course, oh, they knew me, and were more than willing to add to my queue. It's Koigu PPM fingering which I've always intended to check out, so that's good, but the girl wants it made into a scarf -- Sweetie, learn to knit! Then you're less likely to ask someone to make a scarf out of sock yarn!! I ended up casting on 34 stitches on 4 mm needles and working a garter stitch/drop stitch pattern, so that it's making faster progress than I'd thought it might. Thank goodness, 'cause I'm really keen to finish off all my outstandings, do a bit more stash-busting, and then cast on for Dollar and a Half.