Knit Night: A little bit of everything.

This week I have a little bit of everything to share.  I finished my shawl, I finished a quick instant gratification knit, and I’m starting a few new projects.

First up, I finished my Albuquerque Sunset by Casapinka knit in Cascade Heritage Sock in #5633 Italian Plum and a Knitpicks Sock Blank dyed by me.  This was an enjoyable knit and I love the way the gradient and the darker color played together.

Albuquerque Sunset

I ended up improvising the ending a bit – the pattern called for a lace border in the contrasting color, but I didn’t think I would like that in the gradient, so I finished with just a bit of a dark border.  As it turns out, I only used half my gradient (I still have what would have been the other sock) so I think I’m going to use these stitch patterns and knit a scarf for my niece since these bright colors are sure to please her.

As soon as the shawl was done, I decided I needed a super quick knit for a bit of instant gratification. I grabbed the leftover Miss Babs Yowza in Shaken, Not Stirred from a sweater I knit a few months ago and adapted the hat pattern Violet Waffles by Halldora J for a toddler sized head.  I’m really pleased with the finished hat and I’m stockpiling it away for my nephew this fall.

Waffles

This meant it was time for some new knits.  First I cast on for some socks with some Northbound Knitting Merino/Nylon Superwash Fingering in Rumpus and Oleander.  I started these socks thinking I would use a sock pattern, but I found that the yarn was a bit busy for a pattern, so I decided just to knit a vanilla sock and let the fun colors shine.  I don’t know why I’m so into bright pink and purple lately.  Have I regressed to childhood?

Rumpus

Next up on the needles is a review yarn.  Appalachian Baby generously sent me a set of 3 skeins of their Organic Cotton sport weight yarn in the colorways Blush, Silver and Natural and I’m planning a sweet summer dress for my niece. More next week when I have something to show!

Appalachian Baby

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