|Will improve with blocking!|
At first I thought I wouldn't enjoy working with this yarn. Woodland, by Classic Elite, is 65% wool, 35% plant fiber - and the plant is nettles! But it is surprisingly soft (not cashmere soft, mind you), is a pleasant heathered color, and is knitting into a nice fabric. I enjoy the variety of patterns in the shawl, although it does require attention to keep the stitch count straight - so this is not a project that leaves home.
I just finished the seventh month of my sky scarf:
That orange-ish background is an experiment in Better Picture Taking - what do you think? Jim thought the orange brought out the blues in the scarf. I think he's right, but I also think a paler color would be less shocking.
I started a tweed scarf for Ministry with Community. It is still pretty short:
It matches the tweed hat that I finished way back in February. I think it will be good travel knitting. The pattern is super easy to remember (although I confess that I discovered an error and tinked a row before taking this photo), and it's not much to carry around, so I can easily work on it when I'm out and about.
Meanwhile, there is light at the end of my Seita Scholar / WMU scarf tunnel. The photo from this blog post still does it justice, since the only change, really, is its increased length. I think a bit of diligent focus will see it finished. I'm knitting with friends tomorrow evening, and hope to make
Since you waded through the knitting recap, your reward is a beagle photo:
It's rather out of focus, but I like the way the shadows frame our girl.