After a hint of spring, we were back in the freezer, last week. My sewing consisted of working on the church quilt. However, chilly afternoons are perfect for spring knitting by the fire.
First up are some fingerless mitts. It may be spring, but it morning walks will still require a little warmth for hands.
They still need blocking and their ends woven in, but they are wonderfully soft. The pattern is Barn Swallow Fingerless Mitts by Cheryl Toy. The yarn is Drops Baby Alpaca Silk. It is always fun to make a project from one ball of luxury yarn. This yarn is very soft.
This spring, there will be lots of water as all our snow melts. Little boys need to wear rubber boots, and rubber boots need warm boot socks.
I should have them finished, today. The pattern is Purl Soho Toddler Socks. The yarn is Opal Sock Yarn, left over from some big boy socks. I am currently playing yarn chicken to finish, but I have some similar yarn I can use to finish the toe. I need a second pair for when the first pair gets wet.
I have returned to my Wild Swan Shawl. I made a mistake and I didn't have the brain power to find it, previously. I recently pulled it out, and found the mistake, fixed it, and it is proceeding, slowly.
I am hoping the yarn will show the pattern better, after it is blocked. However, you can kind of see the feathers starting to form.
I should have chosen something lighter in colour, but this was in my stash. I am trying to knit down my stash and use all the lovely yarns I have. My bins seem to be full, so I shouldn't need much for a while.