I've been knitting, with confidence, hope, you know.
It's all about the shawls. And, of course, the spokesmodels.
I finished up all the Indigo Moon handspun for the Diamond shawl, but there's more knitting to go. Here's what I got out of the first 350 yards or so.
And here's what I spun up for another repeat or so. I had to go to bed last night, but I probably have a hundred yards or so left to ply so that will be for the i-cord edging along the top, I suppose. That will be a full batt--about 8 oz.
And, sans spokesmodels since these balene circs (which I love when they work) have an awful tendency to break apart, and I figured it would be safest on the grass, the current status of Hyrna Hergorbar, the icelandic shawl from the icelandic shawl book.
I also spun another skein for this one, and I'm anticipating maybe needing one more skein before I'm done. The pattern is actually really easy to memorize. The double yarn-overs are a little fiddly, but overall it has not been terribly difficult and with the translation and the chart it's pretty much cake. I was going to rechart the whole thing with familiar symbols, but it hasn't been necessary so far.
Right now I'm kind of splitting my energies (sound familiar? Ha!) between these two. I'll get back to other projects when I finish one of them (the diamonds is obviously the front-runner for finishing first), but for now I'm really enjoying knitting with handspun, especially when I don't have to worry about fit. Will I ever make another sweater? Will I ever finish another sweater?