Firstly- I have TWO charity hats knit with the scrap pile. (As you can tell I seem to be going through a rainbow thing.)
I actually really enjoyed this little project and thinking of new ways and color combo's to knit them. (That being said I always start these hat projects GUNG HO- and then fizzle out mid way because I'm over it.)
I even got the ends woven in on both blankets and even blocked one!
Behold! Rainbow Swirls!
Yarn: Loops & Threads Impeccable Brights in "Red Hot", "Orange Crush", "Sunny Day", "Kelly Green", "Royal Blue" and "Amethyst"
Needle: US 9. I was able to knit this in 15 days thanks to the big needle size
Notes: I had always wondered what a rainbow blanket would like with the colors sort of melding into one another, (ie: red background with orange foreground, moving to an orange background with a yellow forground... etc.) I'm not sure this pattern necessarily blends that idea all that well but it does look pretty cool.
Cast on was 133 sttitches and I knit 6 rows on either end for a border. (I wish I had done less stitches for an outside edge border (5) but it's too late now to change that.) I will likely donate this to WCOBB but I'll wait until I have a few more blankets to send them.
The biggest 'float' in this pattern was 3 slipped stitches, and I think it still looks pretty great. I love that you can achieve such a colorful pattern without the finicky-ness of doing a faire isle. I really don't give mosaic knitting enough credit.... maybe I need to be thinking about that as a potential Stampede entry one year. Hmmmmmmmmm
The other projects are also seeing some progress. A trip to Lake Louise this weekend meant that I got a little quality sock time in and I'm nearly done sock #1.
I've also been devoting some time to the mittens.
I'm nervous about the mittens big time. I'm worried I'm not going to have enough yarn to finish. I would REALLY REEEEEALLY like to use up what I have and not buy more. So, um, if you know anyone who's knit with this and has leftovers- I'd like to become their new best friend! On the upside, the fear of running out has me frantically knitting these like a mad man!
As you can see I've kicked off a productive February and I'm hoping there will be more finished things to show you soon!