My Jane Jacobs Shawl from I Knit New York. I am having fun with this! Mosaic knitting over a large surface is new for me. It flies by magically. My only issue is indecision about colors. I need to swap out for the next section. Designer Kirsten Kapur gave me the heads up that in mosaic knitting, subtle contrasts get lost--more so than in garter stripes or stranded colorwork. Who knew?? Being friends with the designer has its advantages, but now I am fretting the colors. I think the next section will be blue (see yarn options at top) with black squares, then with grey with squares and end with the purple with lightest silver/white squares. Or....maybe not...
Bonus: on an episode of the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, there's a scene with Jane Jacobs, on a soapbox in Washington Square Park. I sputtered in excitement as I watched " Hey I AM KNITTING A SHAWL named after her". I may have repeated it three times. (any wonder non-knitters think we are crazy?)
TWO I finished Dave's sweater, Zacapa by Thea Colman. I love everything about it except the fit is messed up. Entirely MY fault, NOT the pattern's. Dave tried it on fresh off the needles, I thought all it needed was a good blocking. So I wove in ends, finished seams, blocked it thoroughly (3 days to dry, no joke, it is heavy yarn ). Now it is obvious the sleeves and shoulders are all wrong. My first saddle shoulders will soon be my second saddle shoulders ;-) . I have lost my zip to work on this but he loves it, so I shall seek zip and rip back soon . Quite a ways back. UGH. It's beautiful Jill Draper Makes Stuff Middlefield yarn , far too nice to leave unworn and neglected!
If you are thinking " wtf ? scribble lace in south florida flamingo and green?" , I hear you. Though we are calling it seaweed green and mermaid pink. It is a gift for someone who is all about such foof and flair. I want to make something that she will love. Back in the day (so far back, pre-ravelry) I knit at least two Loopy & Luscious Wraps . This is a narrower version as a scarf, in the venerable KidSilk Haze and a skein of really lovely but intensely pink Soul Wool merino. Both skeins have been here a while. It became obvious to me they need to be this gift.
The scribble lace cranks off the size US15 needles--I watch a little TV and work on it at night for an hour or so- it'll be done soon and then I can leap onto one of three sweaters for me that are in the plans. And on my Make Nine. And calling to me every time I walk past the yarn.
Not unrelated--Berroco is running a Lopi KAL starting February 1st. I am so in to Lopi-Along. You?