Hey, there are worse things, right? I am on a green shawl jag and just yesterday, I cast on another. Have you heard? Wendy Johnson is doing a Summer Mystery Shawlette KAL. I am somewhat intimidated; hopefully I can keep up. I am a huge fan of Wendy’s. I have both of her Toe-up sock books, and they are both fantastic and inspiring. For this Mystery shawl, I actually frogged my Trillian shawl that I knit with some Wollmeise Twin 80/20 in zur lederhos’n, a lovely combo of golds and forest greens. I just found the Trillian too long for me, but loved the yarn so much I have decided to reincarnate it.
So for some FOs:
A Hamamelis Shawl in Madelinetosh sock in Cedar:
I also became unhinged and immediately after knitting Hamamelis I cast on for a Budding Apple by Anne Hanson from the new Twist Collective. I used some Diamond Luxury Collection fine merino superwash in a yellowy green. It was my first bottom up shawl and I really enjoyed the pattern.
I also finished a pair of socks, toe- up, two at a time with a short row heel. The yarn I used was String Theory Colourworks Entanglement Self Striping. If you ever come across some of this yarn…buy it!! Do not hesitate! It is gorgeous to knit with. I used 2.25 mm and cast on 64 stitches. I used some plain Regia in black to do a short row heel without interrupting the stripe width and was very pleased with the result.
Yes, it’s Jello. The recipe is here. I use melted vanilla ice cream instead of the dairy ingredients suggested because I usually have some on hand. And I use my trusty old bundt cake pan, so I don’t quite get the height you would with a real gelatin mold. But as you can see, it made my birthday boy very happy 😀