I’m currently working on two (relatively) big projects:
1) a baby blanket – my dear friend C.Z. is going to be a grandmother, and this is for her grandchild-to-be:
It is made from Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Cotton in “Buttercup” on US 6 needles. The pattern is Horizontal Parallelogram Check from Barbara Walker’s First Treasury of Knitting Patterns.
2) Next is the lacy top Delphine from French Girl Knits:
It is knit in the round from the bottom up until the armholes. The yarn is “Angora Soft” from Knit One, Crochet Too on US size 7 needles. The pattern suggests a US 3, but I had to go up to a 7 to get gauge. Since I’m typically a loose knitter, this rayon/nylon/angora blend must be very different from the alpaca/silk the pattern calls for, but I like the way it’s coming out, and I’ll be able to wear it more easily in warmer weather.