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.