The last time any knitting was shown on this blog was a month ago! The last post was about my breakup with Rosamund. Ah, Rosamund, we hardly knew ye. While I blogged about it on a Monday, the decision she had to go was made that weekend. What took her place was a sweater out of the beautiful blue/purple/brown/gray Noro Silk Garden (color 201) I had in my stash. The sweater is the basic pullover from Jane Ellison's book, Knitting Noro.
The colors are some of my favorites and the idea was to have a big cozy sweater, something like sweater shirt, to wear this winter. I'll need it more than ever now! The problem is it is just too heavy, in gauge, yarn and needle size, (healing chest muscles can't handle the weight) and I had to set it aside. When I am able to knit it again the finish line should come quickly. I'm still planning on finishing my 12 sweaters this year.
Another project I didn't have time to tell you about was Daybreak by Stephen West. Two skeins of Malabrigo Sock were purchased and designated for another shawl, but Daybreak won the day. The colors are, Boticelli Red and Stonechat. I love the way the mix and blend. I finished it the day before surgery, but have yet to block it. It will be sometime before I can crawl around on the floor and pin it down. It's a nice shoulder shawl/neck wrap and it will be well worn this winter.
Since the sweater was too heavy and Daybreak was already finished, I had to find something new to knit, something lightweight, and lace seemed to fit the bill. On top of the stash was an already wound skein of Blue Moon Geisha (color Korppi). The base color is black, but the lavender, blue and green that shimmer through give the fabric an iridescent look. It's rich in color depth like abalone or a black opal. The original plan for it was Juno Regina and I stayed with that plan. I cast on a day or so after coming home and have knit no other project since. She grows quickly, she is gentle and tender and I have enjoyed every stitch.
She has, however, been set aside (but will still have some attention) for a project I'm very excited to share. I'll be back in a couple of days to tell you more.