New Works in Progress

I'm down to knitting sleeves on Ellie's Tiny Tea Leaves Cardigan and Ollie's Ragman, but, through whatever quirk of knitting adhd I seem to possess in great supply, I've detoured onto two small projects.  I'll get back on the sweaters next week, and finish them in time for the advent of cooler weather.

symmetrical braided gauntlets elliebelly road to china

These cabled gauntlets are a fun, quick knit.  Not overly challenging (unless you are totally incapable of reading and then remembering a simple, well-written pattern as I seem to have been on the first one).  I love these and the yarn, a lovely blend of Alpaca, Silk, Camel and Cashmere.

elliebelly sea wool storm cloud shawlette

This is the start of my Storm Cloud Shawlette.  I love the elongated garter stitch, and although I told myself I couldn't start one more project until I finish the sweaters, I succumbed to the allure of this simple, comforting knit and the pretty colors of the Sea Wool that had been at the top of my list of yarns I wanted to knit with.  When I stretch it out, as though blocked, the colors look like a cloud of rainbows.  It's going to be hard to avoid knitting this one straight through.

elliebelly sea wool storm cloud shawlette