I have a hectic schedule the next few weeks, so I decided it would make sense to get a start on a few new knitting projects so I could have them ready to travel along with me — the idea of being stuck on a runway without knitting is intolerable.
First up is Honegart by Stephan West.
I like everything about this hat — the two colors, the honeycomb textured pattern, the earflaps. My version is knit in Elliebelly Alpaca & Merino.
Second is Tiny Owl Knit's Orchids and Fairy Lights Hat. Possibly the cutest hat ever, I'm knitting my version out of some luscious, undyed cashmere. You can't imagine how good it feels to knit with this yarn. It makes me wonder why I don't knit with it all the time.
Third is 198 Yards of Heaven. I had a horrible time with the start of this pattern but finally got it figured out. I saw this knit up as a sample in my Local Yarn Store and although I had been contemplating knitting it in Sea Silk, I was so taken with the Noro Cash Iroha used in the store, I decided to use it instead. The color is more of a mossy green than a gray.
These three projects, along with Ellie's Tiny Tea Leaves Cardigan and Ollie's Ragman ought to keep me in knitting for the next few months. I'm a slow knitter, so this is an aggressive schedule, but I'm hoping to manage the kids' sweaters and hats and still have some time for holiday gift knitting.