Here we are in October (What do you mean it looks like January?). I’ve already shared the first thing I finished, which was the Cabled Kindle Sleeve, but that was actually a small break from a much larger project, which was four Melody’s Shawls. I love knitting these things; they are the potato chip of knitting. You knit in lace on large needles in a stockinette tube until you run out of yarn, and then just chop it apart. My project, Melody Stack, was for Bettye’s Christmas gifts and knit in Malabrigo Lace in Blue Surf and Vermillion on US 9/5.5mm. I used 1.5 skeins per shawl, for a total of about 700 yards each.
The second project I’d like to share was also done for someone else. As part as a swap, I crocheted a delightful set of Star Wars amigurumi from the patterns of Lucy Ravenscar. They took varying amounts of time from a couple of hours for a small Yoda to a couple of days for a giant furry Chewbacca. They were mostly done in Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton, with some fill-in from Knit Picks for a few hard-to-find colors, like robot gray. I actually tried several yarns for Chewbacca’s fur before finally settling on Hobby Lobby Bamboospun because it was firm enough to crochet but furry enough to brush out into a really nice coat. All were done with a 3.75 mm/F hook.
Aren’t they fun? I knit a few more for Christmas presents as well!