I'm pretty much done my stealth Christmas knitting. I have the ends to weave in on one project and I still have to knit Granny's socks but I can blog about that.
A few weeks ago I asked for help deciding on a lightweight wrap for fall. The Swiss Cheese Scarf seemed most popular and I cast on right away using the lovely Regia Strato in Granite from The Jane. Unfortunately, since I was using a heavier weight yarn, I had to do some math (which I do enjoy but it makes things more complicated) and this project rapidly got less appealing.
This is as far as I got with it.
As I wandered through Ravelry I kept coming across gorgeous versions of the Clementine Shawlette from Spring 2007 IK. This one, done in Wollmeise Sockenwolle, especially caught my eye. Encouraged by Bertha (for whom I was the 1000th commenter!), I frogged the Swiss Cheese Scarf and cast on for the Clementine Shawlette which shall henceforth be known as the Granite Shawlette. I'm knitting both halves together at the same time because I'm worried about running out of yarn. I'm through the increase section and onto the straight knitting. This pattern is very memorizable but still interesting. I definitely recommend it.
Two at once
Close up on the stitch pattern. The zig-zag really shows off the striping in the yarn
I'd like to have this done for next week when I am off to the big city to see two awesome shows. I anticipate getting a good amount done this weekend since we are going to the in-laws for Thanksgiving (I'm taking this and my marketing study notes so you know what I'd rather be working on :P).
Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving!