Got over the 'bout with flu. Yuck. Ya'll get vaccinated now, ya hear? I got vaccinated, and my round with the mucus king was rather mild compared to the myalgias and fever others have had.
Any how, I got to feeling better and not choking on my own phlegm, and have been able to knit again. While going through my ravelry favorites I was reminded of so many beautiful patterns I have wanted to knit. Then, I started going through my stash again. The final piece to the puzzle is The Loopy Ewe's quarterly contest. This quarter the challenge is to knit something with cables out of one skein.
I seized upon a Madelinetosh dk and a beautiful pattern of Ysolda's called Rose Red. I tried the two together, and, lo and behold, the variegation masked the beauty and cleverness of the pattern. The yarn needed to be knit, though, so it turned into Rikke hat.
My next personal challenge is baby leg warmers knit in a bulky grey yarn Schluna Cortina. Paisley's mother requested some in grey. After looking around several pictures, I have been working on a cabled pair. Pictures next time. The yarn I am working with, however, I have used before to make this chunky cowl designed by Ciliria Rose called Columbia cowl. I met her at the Seattle Nordic fest.