I am being vewy, vewy quiet over here in midcoast Maine. The weather has been good, not too hot, not too cold, I have most of my holiday knitting on schedule -- mostly finished, or thereabouts, and I'll have a fairly quiet fall to knit whatever I want. There is always something.
I finished a second Hitchhiker scarf from a wonderful yarn that Lynne gave me for my birthday. It's Heritage Farms fingering in a 50% merino, 50% silk blend that is hand dyed in beautiful blues and pinks. It feels luxurious and warm and to wear around my neck. I believe it is available from the Cashmere Goat in Camden.
I also knit an Ellery Hat with some leftover sock yarn I had on hand. The pattern is by Marie Greene, and I got it from Knit Camp. Knit Camp is awesome! In looking over the pattern again, I noticed it was written for everyone: babies, toddlers, kids, men, and women. This might be my go-to hat pattern! If you're not in Knit Camp, you can get the pattern from Marie's page.
Right now I have four WIPs: two super secret sweaters, the pink shawl that will be done sometime in March 2020, and these fingerless mitts:
The mitts are Rain Shadow Mitts by Daniel Herrera, and the yarn is once again leftover sock yarn. I love to use my leftover sock yarn! It makes me feel so virtuous, especially when the product is fabulous. Using up leftovers is good for the soul.
These mitts are making me think about designing some mitts of my own. Lord knows I have more leftover sock yarn!