I finished knitting Ishbel last night.
I haven’t started blocking it yet, and I’m not sure I will today. It’s been so disgustingly humid here that it will take forever to dry, so I need to think carefully about where I’ll pin it out.
My Ishbel is extra large (details in the FO post to follow) so I used about 1.5 skeins of Tosh Sock. I have an additional skein of Tosh Sock in Logwood (a lovely mottled lavender) which I was planning on using for the ever-popular Monkey Socks. I’m not a big sock gal though (which is why I’m the only knitter left who’s never finished a Cookie A pattern) so I’d been having second thoughts.
The light purple Logwood looks so great with the deep purple Clematis that I have left over that I feel like I must combine them in some sort of colorwork project. Despite my French heritage and the Scottish family I married into, berets and tams don’t seem to work out for me. Nonetheless, I’m drawn to Selbu Modern.
I realized after posting my August Update the other day that I ought to start my red project if I am going to keep up with Project Spectrum. The yarn overs before the feathers start on the Seraphim Shawl have always reminded me of sparks coming off a fire. I’m really channeling the fire element by knitting my Seraphim in red.
This is Malabrigo Sock in Tiziano Red. Yum!