There is nothing like a big UFO purge and Ravelry Queue clean-up to make me really want to cast on something new! 🙂
First up: a Drift Toque from my Christmas copy of Weekend Hats. I’m using some stashed Happy Feet DK — the color is gorgeous, and a little hard to capture with my camera. I love the up-down cables and the sideways short-row construction. I opted to use the called-for needle size (instead of going down a size, which I usually do, thanks to my loose knitting habits). I have a huge head, and thought this might be enough to make the hat the right size for me. Alas, it looks like it might be coming out a touch small … but, I think I can add an extra “wedge” of hat + short rows and make it fit.
Next, I’m doing a Fyllyrd as part of the January KAL in the Beginning Lace Knitters group. I’m using my newly liberated Dream-in-Color Smooshy in the “Happy Forest” colorway. I have already used as much yarn as I frogged … SO the right decision. I just finished the first nupps repeat, and I am really enjoying it. If it looks like a neat pattern, join in the fun! This is an open KAL that will be running all month (and, usually, afterwards as people finish up).
I am using my other skein of DIC Smooshy (“Dusky Aurora”) for a different KAL (this one closed yesterday, so it’s too late to join in). SusannaIC’s January Mystery KAL features nupps, beads, and a cast-on of 300+ stitches. Fun times!