A few things I'm working on and finishing up this week as I travel around. The car's a great place for knitting.
Dan's Sweater. It's a top-down in-the-round raglan construction, and I'm about two inches past the underarms. After I finish down to the bottom hem, I pick up stitches around the sleeves and knit down to the cuff. No seaming! Downside is that the wool is a thin worsted on no. 6 needles. I estimated that this thing is going to be over 17,000 stitches. Scary. He'd better not put it into the dryer in the dorm. In any case, I don't need to look at this or count while I'm knitting, so its my talking or tv-watching knitting.
This is going to be a long lacy tunic top. The true color is a much darker red, almost a burgundy. I can see wearing it over a black tank and pants. The pattern makes short sleeves, although I may do 3/4 length sleeves to make it more of a three-season piece. The pattern is easy to memorize, but I do need to pay a bit of attention or I'm likely to curse a lot as I rip back to before a missed yarn-over. The yarn is a thick cotton with a bit of microfiber to give it shape.
Lace scarf, in a silk/merino boucle. When its blocked, it's wider and with nice stitch definition.
Here its in progress:
Blocking. See the wonders of blocking knitted lace? Done!
This turned out well, so I started another in a thin silk:
Another lace scarf, for future Hanukkah gifting. This pattern's a bitch. Don't talk to me, I'm counting! Not having fun with this, and the mohair is an added pain. I may throw in the towel on this, we'll see.
A simpler feather-and-fan scarf, also for Hanukkah gifts. Done!