The pattern that has become the target of my attention was originally published in a knitting magazine in 1948. I selected a black wool/Tencel blend yarn for the main color. The argyle patterning will be done in marine blue that is nearly green. The last color is a bronze tone for that pop intended to create interest. The two colors caught my attention in some of menswear runway shots for Fall 2013. They also will find their mirror in the flecks of topaz and green in my son's eyes. I began this pattern as written on straight needles. About a third of the way up the back portion I realized it would be a bit short for my son's 6'4 frame. So I frogged my work and began again, changing the pattern to complete the front and back as one piece on circular needles.
Other work on my needles -but getting a rest until the sweater is done - is a fingerless mitt fashioned in a beautiful Icelandic wool. These are Tunisian Crochet and I have a preliminary pattern drafted for them. I will likely embellish the pair pictured here with fur trim to offer on Etsy.
I also have a funny blanket coming together. It is what I refer to as the "SS Blanket" - a stash and scrap wonder. I hold two or three strands of yarn together to create a thick crocheted fabric. There is no rhyme or reason to the selection and the finished blanket is thick, heavy, warm and reminiscent of a patchwork quilt. Also worked into the design are swatches of different sizes, colors and patterns. It will not be for show, but rather to add another layer of warmth to bed linens when complete.
That is not all...there are three more projects relegated to back-burner status. First is a circular shawl crocheted in cobweb weight merino lace yarn. This yarn is little more than thread, in fact, embroidery floss has considerably more bulk.
The last two projects are a pair of green socks (for myself!) and a golden scarf. I would like to offer a tutorial video on the use of elastic thread on the scarf before the pattern is published. Stay tuned!
What have you been working on lately?