In With the New!

I just got my batch of new yarns from dbny. I am so excited! Highlights include Noro Kirara, Noro Haniwa, Classic Elite Cerro and Cherry Tree Hill Supersock. Everything looks and feels lovely and I’m happily anticipating all the projects I can do with them.

I don’t think I have any official new FOs since my last post, but I did finish everything on the second stashbuster preemie hat except weaving in the ends. Other WIPs include the Capucine (still just needs tassels) and the Old Shale blanket. For the last, I’m still waiting on the yarn. I got an update today saying it will be coming soon, so I should have a flurry of FOs over the next week or so.

I have one new WIP as of last night. I cast on and knit a couple of rows of Not a Buff using GGH Tajmahal. Those first two rows were torture! I’m using a 16″ US 3 Addi Turbo circular needle. That combined with the soft, slippy texture of the yarn meant that I was chasing stitches all over the place. The first several rows are a 2×2 rib so hopefully now it’s established enough that it won’t be too tricky moving forward. This project is intended as a gift for my mom. I’m hoping it will be soft, stretchy and versatile so she can wear it a number of different ways.

And, now that my new influx of yarn has arrived, I can think about casting on for Quicksilver. This will be my first shawl, so I’m excited about it. The three colors I’ll be using–Bark, Apricot and Hot Pink–just happened to be the only three in that yarn that dbny had. I think they will work well together, though. The Hot Pink will be a nice pop against the warm brown and camel-y tones of the others. I kind of think I need to pace myself and get a couple of other projects out of the way before starting this one, otherwise I will never finish any of them.

So, lots going on on the knitting front! I will post pics as soon as I have enough of something completed.

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