I’m still working on my homework for the Bruges crochet class I’m taking with Tatyana Mirer at Knit-A-Way. I’m using Galler Yarns Parisian Cotton and a 00 (3.5 mm) crochet hook. So far, I’ve finished the oval and am mostly finished with the square. I still need to complete the curve and start two swatches for use in class by Thursday.
I started swatching for a cable knit hat I plan to make my Dad’s partner in time for the winter holidays. I’m using the Nude Ewe Ron yarn I received in the Blog Hub Swap. This is all part of my Holiday Stashdown Challenge.
I used three different stitch patterns on the swatch. The first stitch at the bottom, from 400 Knitting Stitches, is a definite no – it doesn’t work for this project in this yarn. The middle stitch is one of my favorites from The Very Easy Guide to Cable Knitting. For this project, it is a maybe. So is the top stitch, which is from Cables Untangled. I like the look, but it is a bit more involved that I’d like for a hat worked on circs. I’m going to sleep on it before casting on. Do you have a favorite? (As for all of those yarn strands… I’m trying a new trick I picked up online.)
In book news, I’m about 17% through Halfway Human. It’s starting to draw me in a little bit more, and I suspect I haven’t reached the heart of the story yet.
There’s still time for you to win my color knitting book giveaway! For more details, visit this post.