Recently it seems like I've been living one of those secret knitting lives. I have been very remiss in showing progress on my current projects and have neglected mentioning new projects all together! I have managed a couple finished object posts (thank you for all the great comments - one of these days we will have a blog that will be more conducive to personal thank yous), but it was difficult. I don't know what the problem is, but my goal is to get back to posting more as things happen, rather than always playing catch up.
So to get things started I thought I'd clear my backlog of finished objects. First up, I finished my Anthropologie-Inspired Capelet in Espresso Kona Bay Cotton.
The knitting was done several weeks ago, but it took awhile to find just the right broach to close it. After searching a few brick and mortar stores (and finding out that apparently broaches are "out") and turned my efforts to Etsy. Let's just say, I need to start making Etsy my first stop for searches like this. I stumbled upon Cocoonwillfly.etsy.com and found the perfect broach. Her shipping was super fast and she was *really* nice. Plus, the packaging was cute as can be once it arrived.
As for stats, I re-gauged the pattern for a light worsted weight yarn. I ended up using a little over 3 balls of Kona Bay Cotton in Espresso (78) on size 6 needles. I also reversed the stockinette to right-side being right-side out. Other than that, it was a super quick knit and I look forward to actually wearing it out, but with the weather getting cooler and my move back into pants, it may be a little while before that happens.
So fortunately, I have a couple more seasonally appropriate projects on the needles. This one is part FO and part WIP as it is a pair of socks!
This is my September contribution to the 2007 UFO Resurrection Challenge. It turns out that I started these LAST September and put them down when I started to have some hand problems. While very fun to knit, Silk Garden Lite is not easy on my hands, especially at this gauge.
These are now back in my knitting bag for my spare time at the office and I look forward to having a pair of socks I can actually wear! I've already cast on for the second sock, so my poor left foot won't be cold for long!