I don't have much time for sewing, but I do have the odd 20 minutes free here and there, and that's perfect for knitting something not-too-complicated. I'm in the middle of several lace projects, but that doesn't match the "not-too-complicated" requirement and I find that lace knitting doesn't really respond well to frequent interruptions.
I have quite a bit of yarn in my stash so I wanted to use it rather than spending more money needlessly! What can you do with a lot of different colors of yarn?!? Why, stripes of course!! So I've embarked upon some stripe-knitting, inspired by my stash/fall colors.
I decided on the above stripe pattern, by arranging and re-arranging my balls of yarn. And I matched up the yarn with a pattern, the Bethany Wrap from Interweave Knits summer 2012. The original is knit in cotton but there are several examples of knitters adapting it to wool successfully, so I'm having a go.
I'm using Rowan yarn as well as left-over Mission Falls of similar weight. I'm sad that Mission Falls is no longer around, I love their product!
So far, this is the result. I may go back and add some ribbing on the bottom to keep it from rolling up like that; I hate the rolling up. But I think the stripe sequence is successful.
And a cat picture, just because, with some plants enjoying the sun outside on the window ledge. Gotta catch the rays while there are still rays to catch!! Happy Halloween everyone!!