No more finished objects for me this week! I haven't had time to get my Cwtch Shawl on the blocking mats, and they have now been tidied away to make room for wedding invitation preparation, so it's unlikely to happen this week either.
What I have done, is lots of lovely garter stitch in beautiful rainbow colours.
I am almost at the halfway point of my Baktus, and am keen to get on to the decreases so I can start taking it with me everywhere again. I've been chained to my weighing scales with this one as I approach the halfway point, as I want to use as much of the yarn as possible and have to keep weighing to see if I can stretch to another repeat. I think I shall manage the 19 specified in the pattern with ease, but not 20.
I think it will be big enough though, as at 19 repeats it is a decent length and a decent width too. It's so interesting to see the way the colour changes react to the different length rows. I started out with lovely regular striping, before hitting a section of serious colour pooling in the middle.
At first I wasn't sure about it, but now it's gone back to regular striping again I quite like this section of pooling. Hopefully it will be repeated as I reach this width again on the decrease half.
I'm already thinking ahead to what I shall cast on next once this is off the needles. Sarah's sock KAL is making me think of my Candy Skein Yummy Fingering, and whether or not now would be a good time to strike out into a new challenge there. I've knit one pair of plain vanilla socks (cuff down) so far; should I branch out into patterned socks or try plain vanilla toe-up this time around? I have looked on Ravelry for a pattern, but I really don't know. That said, I may not have much time for sock knitting in February, so doubt I'd be able to keep up with the KAL anyway!