It feels, at the rate the summer is speeding by, that yesterday was mid-June and tomorrow I’ll wake up to August. While there is progress to report on many projects, it feels that there isn’t much new to show.
I’ve also been working on the Anzula Haiku design, it is a quick knit, but it ended up in my errands bag so it hasn’t seen as much progress as I had hoped. It is inching closer to the bind off and hopefully the pattern will get to test knitters soon.
Would you like a hint to the unintentional influence to the construction for these designs? Read through this month’s project in Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitter’s Almanac and please keep in mind these are smaller accessories.
As a change from photographing blobs of knitting, the other day I taught foster kitten Cassie how to spindle as I started the Happy Fuzzy Yarn Spin a Long for July & August. I chose to spindle some BFL and Tussah Silk (in Kelp) and am navajo plying on the fly. It’s slow but fun.
After a nice walk on these long summer nights I confess I like to snuggle in to good TV and knitting. It was a delight to learn that stockinette stripes in the HFY DK Merino pairs very well with Poldark. This is the Spring Valley Shawl by Carol Ullmann (my ravelry project page).
What are you working on? Do you have special types of projects you like to work on late at night or while on a road trip?