I have been knitting much more these days, more than in many months. I think it's partly the cool weather which makes me want to knit, and it's knitting that makes me want to knit. It's a kind of "knitting begets knitting" thing. After I finished my mom's socks (and forgot to get a photo), I started on a preemie hat for a little boy, the newbie of a friend of a friend, a new friend to me, an online friend. Anyway, it turned out really cute, and I would definitely make it in a larger size for a full-size infant. Cute, cute. I mailed it off -- hopefully it fits.
The day after I finished the hat, I cast on a shawl, for me. The last thing I made for me was my first pair of socks. I am looking forward to wearing this shawl. The yarn is gorgeous -- Cascade Ultra Pima in slate gray. It's the softest cotton I have ever used. You can find the link to the pattern on my Ravelry page.
I learned a new kind of increase -- RLI and LLI -- and at first I really did not like them (as with all new things, I am averse, or maybe just stubborn/German). I like k1fb increases better. But I like the way the increases look (the "ribs" in case you don't know knitting termonology). They are softer than k1fb's.
I think I am about 25% into it. It's pretty boring knitting right now, and if I sit too long I start to fall asleep, unless I am watching a movie (or an episode of Downton) so I have to mix things up and sew for a while, or just knit when I can do a row or two at a time.
It is a bluish gray, or even maybe a bit purplish.
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