- One sparkly blue mitred blanket square, knit of out of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Super Sparkle, in the Starry Starry Night colourway.
- I finished the heels on my vanilla cuff-down two-at-a-time socks in The Knitting Goddess UK 4ply 100% British Wool in the A Hat Full of Sky colourway. I used the Knitting Expat’s mini-heel flap adjustment and Fish Lips Kiss Heels, all in garter. I think I’m close to finding my perfect heel. They are 72 st socks and I’m using 2 mm needles. I like the fabric better than 64 sts at 2.5 mm or 2.25 mm.
- Nearly finished the first section on my Xanthe Shawl by Ambah O’Brien. Finally chose Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Blue Nile and Button Jar Blue and Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles in Teacup. I’ve been very picky about the colours – I’ve ripped back a few times and changed the colours and their placements a few times. That’s very unlike me, but I think it I should be more picky in future. I’d rather finish objects that I want to wear instead of just finishing objects for the sake of it.
- I’ve knit a swatch for my next sweater, V-neck Boxy by Joji Locatelli in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in the Vishnu colourway. My swatch was knit up on 3.5 mm needles, and it’s telling me that I have an extra stitch to every 10 cm, so it could probably end up being a little smaller than the schematic. I hate the fabric on 3.75 mm needles, and it is a very voluminous garment so I’m going to go for it anyways. I’ve had really good results knitting garments from this yarn before, even when gauge was similarly off. I just have to be realistic as to which size to knit (i.e. my size or even the next size up, not the smaller size I’d rather be) with my slightly too tight gauge.