Knitting in the Very Merry Month of May

It has been a relatively cold spring here in Chicago so far. We've had a couple of very warm days, but I still haven't been able to turn off the furnace because it gets cold at night. As a result, I haven't really been motivated to move on to lighter spring and summer knitting and am still making scarves and cowls for myself.

First up, I finished the cowl I made with the Knitcircus yarn I got at Chicago Yarn Con. I love how the different colors shade into each other.

Then I dug around in my stash and found some Diadem yarn from Knit Picks. It was left over from a Christmas gift I made for a friend. The color way is ruby, and it's a silk-alpaca blend. I love this yarn because it's incredibly soft, and I still have a couple more skeins in my stash, so this isn't the last you'll be seeing of Diadem.

Finally, I was inspired by this post by Ann Shayne on the Mason-Dixon Knitting blog to buy a skein of Jill Draper's Rifton yarn and start my own Belinda scarf. I got the Autumn color way. I only have a few rows knit so far, so I didn't take a photo of the scarf itself. Once I get a few inches on it, I'll stop and take a photo.

I think when I'm done with this scarf, I'll knit some baby hats. A couple of friends just had babies, and my stock is depleted. I also know of a few charities that could use them, and once the weather gets warmer, small projects like that are much more manageable.

Until next time, happy knitting!