With many days spent walking to and playing in the park lately, the shawl is strickly knit at night. I am not bringing that baby to the park! I have made progress...I am on the edging now. I probably could have done one more repeat, it is hard to say.
This baby will be blocking tonight for sure. Then I need to finish my sock.
Yesterday I went and picked up this patons pattern.
You did see brooklyntweed's Urban Aran Cardigan didn't you? It is fabulous. I immediately sent the link to Tom (you remember my little brother...the tom hat). He loved it....if I may quote...
"i want one.
can you knit hemp?
thats what i wanted; a zip up.
the pattern is super cool.
i like the colour too.
it would also be cool in a green with yellow specks.
so if you start to day you can finsh by may 14th right? (20 days)
i'll pay for the yarn."
I let him know that I have handled hemp yarn and it is really scratchy...I am sure it softens after wash...but I discouraged it. May 14th...he obviously thinks I can wip off a sweater in a couple days...well ok, I could. Pay for the yarn! Ha that's the funniest part! His birthday is in June, it could be a gift.
So I asked him what colour.
"if i had to choose from the web site i guess i'd pick;
0208 Malt Heather
but ideally, match colour of the attached photo.
60% green / 10% yellow / 20% Burnt Sienna / 10% black "
Here is the photo he sent....
Anyway, I really like the cover sweater as well, for myself. I picked up some patons classic wool in brown. The dyelots were different, but you couldn't tell in the store. Well...at home, I could really tell. Lesson learned! I will take it back and pick another colour.
Other notes of inspiration. Have you seen this book? Well, I have only seen it on line...and I am LOVING it. I must get me a copy immediately!
Also, the summer IK looks pretty decent. I can't wait to actually get a copy in my hands to make some decisions.