Decided to post a progress shot of dd1's Molly Bolero (Debbie Bliss Junior Knits). It's looking cute. Using KP Shine worsted in Snapdragon on size 7 Boyes interchangeable circulars. Had originally made a swatch in size 8 and got gauge but decided the stitches were too loose/had too much ease, so went down a needle size. Because Debbie Bliss patterns are written to be oversized, I'm figuring the tighter gauge would be better anyway.
Since finishing Otis, the only thing I had on needles was the DB Molly with it's endless yards of stockinette stitch. So in a moment of boredom, I cast on for my-so-called-scarf in Manos wildflower. For once I'm actually using the yarn called for in the pattern. I love this colorway which can be seen so much better than in yesterday's pic.
Oops, forgot about this pic of my stash. It's the Rowan Big Wool and Big Wool Tuft that was part of my Patternworks end of the year sale cotton grab bag order. I guess that's what I get for ordering so late. I end up w/non-cotton items in the bag. Anyway, after talking to my knitting guru/mentor, I've decided to save the Tuft for something later like trim for a bag. In fact, I've decided not to do my practice hat pattern on the Big Wool and just plunge in on making the Ozark hat. Wrote out the pattern, need to unwind the hank into a manageble ball, and cast on.
Decided to do a goofy shot of my mu and my Clapotis since my mu colors are what inspired me to pick this particular Noro Silk Garden colorway (#233). Going clockwise, that's Nars Misfit e/s duo on top, Nars Santorini e/s, Shu Uemura ME 638 Blue, and Shu Uemura ME 555 Green. I think I have other mu shades that are closer to the Noro colors, but I didn't dig them out. I'm betting a couple of my loose mineral e/s colors (Stila AOS for eyes blue & green) are better matches too. If not, I can always buy more mu! Both Nars & Stila summer are out! I just need to hit the counters. :)