Wow, this week really seemed to fly by! I have a crazy number of WIPs right now, but most of them are pretty straightforward. First up, we have a collection update! All four hats are knit, charts are made up, written instructions are half done, and I just need to block, photograph, and finish writing the pattern text before these can get edited. I'm looking at a vague release date of sometime in August for the collection-just in time to stock up on knitted hats for fall!
I also have two cowls on the needles-both of these are "swatchples"-the one on the left is in Bijou Spun Gobi Limited and the one on the right is from my friend Tara at The Dyeing Arts. These particular skeins are from her "Goblin Dye Works" line, which means that they're one-offs. Because of that, and because the Gobi is discontinued now, I don't want to do actual pattern samples with them. But I did let myself start swatching, and it got a little out of hand. I love both of these cowls, and they're working up just as I hoped, so I have more readily available yarns on their way to work up real samples.
But Kat, that's a lot of pattern work! Aren't you doing anything relaxing? Of course I am! Mottled Daydream continues to be, duh, an absolute dream (I can't get over how floaty and gauzy this fabric is-love!). Mum's Rocky Coast is plugging along as fast as I can expect given that I've only managed to work on it two rows at a time. I'm two rows from dividing for the arms, so it should pick up then-the whole thing where you "integrate new stitches into cable pattern as they become available" has apparently been a difficult concept for me this time around, so once those pesky little raglan increases are done it should be smooth sailing. I also got pointier needles, so cabling without a cable needle has gotten 1000x easier.
I also managed to cast on a Beach House about two days after the summer issue of Holla Knits came out, and promptly stuck it in a knitting bag to pointedly ignore. I love the pattern, love the yarn, and know I'll wear it all the time, so it's going to be my reward as soon as the hat collection goes to my editor. That should hopefully kick me into gear to get the writing done!
And of course, this doesn't cover the three pairs of socks, or the three blanket projects, or anything else that I'm pointedly ignoring right now.