By the time you see this post, I would have finished playing catch up with my Mood Blanket. I have four more rounds to add to the below before I’m caught up. The rounds are really getting long now but I’ve been powering through while watching a variety of BBC & HBO T.V. series. The long rounds seem to go faster while I watch T.V. — go figure since I’m not really a T.V. watcher. My goal is to make this my Sunday afternoon project. Doing one round every Sunday until the end shouldn’t be too tough. Although I have 29 more rounds to go, I have to say so far — it’s beautiful! I keep staring at it; it’s actually kinda mesmerizing. LOLOL! But I have not been mesmerized to the point where it’s stopping me from casting on something else. 😀
I’ve cast on the Hitchhiker pattern from Martina Behm. My love for this designer knows no bounds … well for her and Erika Knight, but I’ll talk about that another time. 😀 The Hitchhiker is a pattern that I’ve wanted to make for a long time but just never did … well … until now. I’m using KnitPicks new line — Hawthorne in Nob Hill. The pattern is easy enough for a newbie, but if you’re not careful, it’s easy to lose track of where you are row wise. Good thing I have my trusty Knit Tink row counting app on my Android phone to keep me on track.
So far so good; I really like how this hand-painted line is working up. I’m really not a fan of hand painted yarn but this coupling — the Hitchhiker pattern and Hawthorne Nob Hill — has turned out to be awesome so far. There are subtle changes in the purple/lilac theme with some cream nicely interspersed throughout. So far, the pooling in this yarn is working out just fine — nice and even like I like it. Not crazy like some hand-painted yarns can get sometimes. I hope it stays this way.
I’m definitely having a great time working on these two projects. What are you working on that’s giving you the happies? 😀
Linking with Tami and WIP Wednesday meme.
That blanket looks quite lush! It’ll be real cozy and warm come fall and winter.
Gyuuuuuuuurl yes!!! It’s now big enough to cover the length of my body so come Fall and Winter, I’ll be snug as a bug! 😀
Oh, I love that yarn for your Hitchhiker! That’s a fun pattern I knit once as a gift, and plan to eventually make again for myself. Yours will be stunning!
Thank you Emily and thanks so much for dropping by! 😀
The end is near with your mood blanket, that’s amazing! I really like the subtle color changes on your Hitchhiker. This one’s gonna be a beauty!
Near but not quite. This is going to be a weekly endeavor until the year ends. But when I think of it, we’re almost at the half way mark … you’re right … the end is near! 😀
This colourway that I’m using for the Hitchhiker has really surprised me.
The blanket and the shawl both look beautiful! That’s a gorgeous shade of purple, nice and antique-y looking.
I’m getting a definite itch to do a little crochet! You’re inspiring:)
Thank you so much Robin, I’ve been having a blast working on both these projects. I can’t wait to see what you’re “hooking”. 😀
Oooh! I’ve been meaning to try this yarn! I’m ‘grunt-knitting’ at the moment…
Any chance you get try some! LOLOL at “grunt-knitting”. Hope it’s making you happy anyway. 😀
Oh Nicky, I am a fan of hand painted yarns and I am sitting here drooling over yours, so pretty!
I think this colourway is a slept on one — this one and Ladd’s Addition. I never dreamed it would be so …. errr … dreamy! I’m so corny! LOLOL! 😀