Socks and Shawls
I've actually never knit a shawl before. It's true that I started Girasole, but that one might be a bit slow going.
Pattern: Milkweed by Laura Chau
Yarn: madelinetosh tosh sock in Thunderstorm
I still need to get better / modeled pictures of it. It was a really fun, relatively quick, and pretty easy knit. I put in lifelines after every other chart, but I didn't need to use them. It was quick to do, though, so I'm sure I would have been glad if I had needed to go back.
I knew it was going to be a pretty small shawlette, but it's actually smaller than I expected. A good scarfy size, though I might need a pin to keep it from falling off if I want the triangle part in the front. Amanda's was bigger than mine, so I think I might have to block it out a bit more aggressively... unfortunately the cats "helped" me by taking the pins out overnight.
Over the weekend I was in Oregon and finished my handspun socks:
They're just simple stockinette socks with some of my older handspun - the fiber is Spunky Eclectic and a gift from my friend Cathy for my birthday a few years ago. I'm not sure why the majority of the yellow ended up on the foot of one sock, but such is the nature of handspun. I spun the yarn and then took forever to knit it.
For the rest of my handspun sock goal (I've decided to make 5 pairs by November 2011) I'll have to get spinning!