A few finished projects, a few new ones.
A ruffled scarf in a gorgeous silk/merino blend I got on sale last year. I only used half of the yarn, so may make a hat, or maybe a pair of mitts.The pattern is called Just Enough Ruffles, from Laura Chau.
Finished the Big Fat Cabled Blanket.It turned out to be about 5x6. The yarn softened up beautifully, and fortunately, the "wet sheep" smell faded within a couple of days of washing and blocking.
The shawl collar shrug/cardigan thing is done. This is called Circular Shrug by Julia Allen, it's a free pattern on Ravelry.
Some new works in progress:
A log-cabin patchwork blanket, with each square a different colorway of the Noro self-striping kureyon yarn. The squares get bordered in black, which ties everything together and makes the colors really pop. It's called the Paintbox Log Cabin, and is another free pattern on Ravelry. This is what it'll hopefully look like:
Here's my first square:
Here's the four I made so far:
I've had a lace cardi in my queue forever, and realized I have the perfect yarn in my stash for it. It's Wrenna, from the book French Girl Knits. I made a gauge swatch of the lace, ripped out several attempts before I finally got smart and enlarged the chart and color coded the stitches with highlighter. This will be a challenging knit for me, we'll see how it goes.
Let's not talk about that blue sweater, OK? Maybe over vacation.