I'm finally on to new knits this week. How exciting! I actually cast on 2 new knits this week and both of them are coming along quickly, which is a nice change of pace. The first is the Silk Smoke Ring in Malabrigo sock yarn. This is the same pattern that I used last year to make my qiviut cowl, with lace weight qiviut acquired on our trip to Alaska. The texture and drape of this cowl will be very different from the qiviut, but I really like the colorway of purples, greens, and yellows. I really wanted a cowl similar to my qiviut that I could wear to places and at times that I might worry about the qiviut. The pattern is fabulous to knit, as it was last time, and I'm enjoying the knit just as much this second time around.
I've only just started on this memoir, but it's a really fascinating story of a woman in Maine whose husband passed away and she decided to become the first woman chaplain to the Maine warden service. I'm really enjoying it so far and hoping to get a chance to read more over the next week.
I also started a drop-stitch scarf for Elizabeth, intended to be a Christmas present. Knit on size 15 needles, this is going very quickly, but I hope she'll love it. The yarn is Mango Moon's Chakra yarn in Delta Blue, bought at Purl's on a trip to Asheville back in January. Everything about this yarn screams Elizabeth, the color, bright blue with flecks of other bright colors, and especially the little stone and glass beads woven into the yarn itself.
It's an interesting feel to knit, that's for sure, and I hope Elizabeth will really love it!
What are you working on right now?