I had such a good time with Knitvent, that I decided I had to join in Helen's Christmas-Eve cast-on of her new Vintage Fairy Lights sock pattern:
This pair of socks is going to take me a while as there is a lot of purling. I know some people hate purling. I don't hate it, but it is slower going for me than than the knit stitch.
And another Helen Stewart FO: The Tchaikovsky Hat.
This is a fast and fun knit, and I'm sure I'll make more of these. I knit this one in a green in a soft Sun Valley DK yarn.
While I was photographing the hat and sock, I remembered that I have another lovely Helen Stewart project languishing in the basket: the Spindrift Shawl. I dug it out so I could add a photo of it.
I am tempted to jump right back into it, but I don't want too much distraction from Rachel's sweater so I'm going to hold off.
At this point, I should add that this a real post and not an advertisement. Helen Stewart has no idea who I am and certainly has not paid me for all these endorsements!
I am nearing the end of my winter break and enjoying the lazy days so much. We are continuing to have super-cold temps here, so Rachel, Keith and I have been watching Netflix, doing a jigsaw puzzle, and reading. Pretty perfect break!