WIP-tastic Monday

Three skeins of my Faith, Hope and Love yarn were specially and selfishly dyed recently with the ambitious plan to knit Miriam A. Felton’s Seraphim Shawl. I fell in love with the pattern when I saw it recently, and then bought it when Miriam had a 3-for-2 sale on her patterns. I bought another shawl and sock patterns, but this one, Seraphim, is what I have been itching to cast on.

This is going to be a lot of stockinette knitted flat, but it will be awesome when I get to the lace part. Can’t wait!

Last week’s WIP has improved a bit, but not much. I am on the beginning of the stockinette body, love the roll, but alternating between this and the shawl which hasĀ  conow over 180 stitches is proving to be hard work.

I love this rare gem colourway. Then again, I love all the Rare Gems I have so far. This looked so different in the skein though, I thought there would be plenty of pooling but it’s surprisingly spiralling in an evenly fashion. This will hopefully be my FO post this weekend.

Inspired by a modification from a dear friend and fellow Rare Gems enthusiast, Chi, I started a third Sockhead Hat. Her spiral ribbed brim on her sockhead hat which she did from the top down is a nice deviation from the pattern, but still gives you the slouchy, ribby hat of the original design.

Put your sunglasses on if you have it within arm’s reach. Now. Yes, bright as the sunshine that comes from a baby’s ass. Not my usual colour but what else could I do with this yarn? Supposed to be called Mango, but I have never seen mango this colour, no matter how ripe, in all of my years on this earth. Maybe it’s a cross-cultured, clinically bred mango.

These projects so far are small enough to be my purse knitting. The shawl will have to stay at home once it gets bigger, and maybe when I get to the lace since it will need some brain power.

What’s on your needles right now?