I've been on a bit of a finishing frenzy the last few weeks.
Colour Affection is done!
It's a beautiful shawl. The colours are soft and subtle and the yarn is amazing! After a nice bath in some Soak, everything softened and bloomed and it's all stretchy garter stitch goodness.
I've only worn it once because we're in the middle of a heat wave but know Colour Affection will be in heavy rotation once the weather cools.
Kimuro Handspun Woven Scarf is done!
I started the spinning Easter weekend and finished the scarf in June. That's not too shabby. It's really pretty and soft, but I'm still not happy with my edges. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but in some ways I don't care since the bumpy yarn compliments the bumpy edges (and may in fact be contributing to the bumpiness).
The scarf is a gift for Xander's super awesome teacher. She's an appreciator of art and craft and I know she'll be pleased with it.
Pioneer is Done!
I haven't blogged much about this top. I started it last summer, worked on it here and there and finally got around to finishing it last weekend. I'm a bit meh about it. The Artfibres Golden Chai silk yarn is AMAZING, but I'm not sure if I like the look of the top on me. I haven't got any finished shots or modelled shots yet--here's a link to my out of date Ravelry page--(and it's too hot to try today). I find the deep vee neck is complicated to wear and it grew a bit in length when I washed it.
If I don't wear it, Emma will (she takes many of my knit cast-offs) and I'm happy to have it complete.
What's next? Socks. I started a pair of toe-up socks using my handspun from a few years ago. They're turning out well and sometimes it's nice to have some unchallenging socks on the needles.
Once it's a bit cooler out I'll plot my next big project.