Progress on Ruffles and Stripes and Bobbles
My WIPs are Amanda Blair Brown's two designs in Scarf Style. Just about everything she designs appeals to me - I'm very keen to collect her patterns.
Here's progress pix. First there's the inevitable Ruffles in pink Bernat Softee Baby, on pink needles for extra sweetness. I love the 3D effect from the short rows. Softee Baby is so soft that the slip sts on the edge are curling a bit, which is rather charming.
Then there's Stripes and Bobbles in Noro Kureyon #159, #147, and #163. I love the edginess of the deconstructed stripes. The Kureyon is self-striping beautifully.
Both are fun knits, great conversation starters when knitting in public, and both are intended as prezzies. Were I to make Ruffles for myself, I think I'd prefer something more lettuce-y - green, a bit crisper, and even more Savoyed. I'm liking Stripes and Bobbles so much, it may take