Hmmm, well this was fun!
Project: Mecha Hope
Pattern: Hester’s Hope Shawl
Designer: Jennifer Mauser
Available: in What (Else) Would Madame deFarge Knit? — $16.95 for 28 awesome patterns, plus interesting essays too!
Yarn: Malabrigo Mecha in “875 Arapey”
This was a fun, quick knit — big needles, big yarn, and fairly straight-forward pattern. I do really love the “Madame deFarge” series of pattern books.
I’m done with my project for Challenge #2 of The Fiber Factor! I still have to film the video for judging, and mail the sweater off … but for all practical purposes I’m done. So, time to catch up on some neglected projects, right?? Wrong. Time to cast on three new projects, yay!
For what it’s worth, I also pared down my Ravelry queue and went through my stash and put a LOT of things up for sale — see something you like? PM me on Ravelry!
Here are my new projects, in order of casting on. (I cast on TWO after midnight, the night I finished my FF project.)
#1 — My very own Oswin, using A Hundred Ravens Alfar. Oswin is a crochet project. No, really!
#2 — I’m using Malabrigo Mecha in Arapey to make Hester’s Hope, a shawl from the latest “What Would Madame DeFarge Knit?” book.
#3 — After a false start with a too-colorful yarn, I settled on The Fibre Company’s Road to China Light in Malachite for Sivia Harding’s new cowl pattern, Lorelei.