I forgot to mention in my last post — the Silk Garden did soften up quite a bit when I washed and blocked the Cornerstone Blanket.
I am going to knit a wee blanket for Lucy, but am planning to use Noro Kureyon instead of Silk Garden. I think Lucy appreciates 100% wool more than silk/mohair/wool blend.
But right now I’m working on something else:
This is the start of a cardigan being knit from Shalimar Missy Bulky in the “Bluecrop” colorway. I’m using a U.S. size 9 needle and am getting 3.5 stitches to the inch in stockinette stitch. That’s the back I’m working on now, with a double cable motif going up the center.
The color in the first photo is more accurate.
The back is close to being done — I ought to be able to finish it today.
Particularly if Lucy continues to help.