I had a bit of squirrel moment with one of Stephen West's designs. I was reminded that I hadn't posted my version when I read the article about him and Steven Be in the new issue of Creative Knitting. So here it is - handspun CVM with white silk 2 ply yarn. Some of the CVM I dyed and most I left plain. Gosh, I am racking my brain to recall where I got the CVM fleeces originally - I think it's Black Pines that I bought at Estes Park Wool Market a decade ago. I wanted something special for the handspun and this hit me as the perfect project. I like how warm the wool and silk is - but it's definitely not for animals to use to snuggle in. Since my house is too animal friendly, I may have to gift this shawl/afghan to someone.
While searching for the shawl in my stash of FOs, I remembered there were a couple other projects I never posted. So here they are.
I had a LOT of sock yarn hanging around being useless. I also had a mohair/acrylic blend (store-bought) skein or 3 hanging around. I held 2 colors of sock yarn together with 1 strand of the white mohair/acrylic and fooled around with diagonal knitting.
Still plenty of leftover sock yarn so I made a couple little girl sweaters with decorative butterfly sparkly buttons. I know I found the pattern for the little girl sweaters in a magazine but I recently cleaned out my pattern notebooks - if I made it, I didn't need the pattern anymore - and now ... I have no idea who to credit the pattern.
I also recently purchased Rosemary Drysdale's new book Entrelac 2 because I loved the cover with an entrelac circle. I'm thinking about knitting 2 little girl sweaters with the entrelac circle on the back of different colors and some sort of entrelac pocket on the front (another pattern out of Creative Knitting Winter 2014) sort alike the hoodies on page 38... but you know, different. I bought some acrylic "homespun" yarn for these of different colors and that's going to be my long winter night projects in December. I'll keep you posted on how it works out.