Thus well-provisioned, I started test-knitting Toque, Yo!, a new Rosemary Hill design that calls for jumper weight. It's the hat she's wearing in her bio photo for Ice Queen and the first of this Wednesday's WIPs.
It's a snap to knit. I tend to find high-contrast mosaic patterns a bit vertiginous, so am using light gray and pale blue, reminiscent of a Ground Hog Day (Saturday) sky.
Speaking of inspiration, the hat was inspired by Hanne Falkenberg's first design, Tokyo, which by a happy synchronicity is included in the trunk show. It was great to see the Tokyo sample. Like all Hanne Falkenberg designs, it's beautiful, classic, and amazingly weightless.
The knot in the Kureyon Sock turned out to be the only one. I know, because I rewound the entire center pull skein in search of the correct place in the color sequence. There were three complete color repeats in the skein – for my size feet, enough for three good-sized identical socks, quite a good value. Tralala-ing has resumed.
The Mitten Swap mitten progressed backwards [sigh] and the week's spinning will go in the NaSpiMoMo wrap up
- finish Toque, Yo!
- re-start the Mitten Swap mitten
- start a Fire project
Instead of continuing with Wednesday WIPs, I've decided to tag along on Project Spectrum Elements, so the next WIP Wednesday will be the last (all together: Hooray!). PS1 made sense to me, PS2 didn't quite, and I'm back for PS3, which starts in February. This time there's a Ravelry group, too. The first theme is Fire (orange, red, pink) and I have just the thing in mind.