On the first day of autumn, I finally finished sewing together Katie, after lingering in it's knitting bag through the summer. It's just in time to enjoy for fall and winter. Once completed, I like this sweater more than I thought I would. It seemed a little, well, boring while knitting, but it fits perfectly. I did lengthen the sleeves about 3 inches, and I think I lengthened the body about an inch, just cuz I'm tall. The fabric takes on a felted look and the tweedy bits really stand out. Just a good all-around cardi for me.
Then I also finished the Noro Striped Scarf. I just loved knitting this scarf and found with the color changes, it was very addictive to knit. At first, I wasn't so thrilled with Noro Silk Garden because it seemed a wee bit scratchy, but it's really beautiful, almost like homespun, and my friend Nora assures me it will soften if I use a clothes softener with it. And I do think I'm a bit sensitive when it comes to how my knits feel, anyway.
I've started my first pair of Monkey socks, which there's really not much to show at this point. I'm using Lorna's Laces in the Camoflouge colorway. I've also been swatching for the Tangled Yoke cardi, but the Rowan Rowanspun DK I planned on using only got gauge on US 3 needles. I can't see myself doing that, so I may have to order some Rowan Felted Tweed. There's a beautiful color called Rage, which is a soft red, and I've really been wanting a red sweater, but I'll see if I'm brave enough to do it, or just go with a safe neutral.