On to the worsted weight project that I absolutely love! This is just a crocheted cowl that my friend Beth let me test for her. I used three balls of Plymouth Gina but the choices are endless! You could use Noro, Boku, Amazing and even hand spun. I've already been plotting to make a few of these using my hand spun yarn that I've been hoarding away. If you're quick with your hook, this can easily be done in one night while watching a movie. I took my time with it, not just because I was testing but I was just enjoying the union of yarn and pattern so much!
Last up for today -Martina Behm's 22 Little Clouds. This is a free pattern on Ravelry and I used one skein of Berocco Vintage in Pink and a skein of Wonder Why Alpaca Farm, Sunshine of Purple. Both are sport weight yarns and I thought they played nicely together within the pattern. I striped it and carried the yarn up the side in my stitches so I wouldn't have too many ends to weave in. Each stripe is a repeat of the body section the pattern calls for. I did a few extra repeats because I had more than enough yarn and I wanted it to be a little bigger. The ruffle is such a sweet touch to this shawl! I highly recommend this pattern because it's a nice social knitting project that turns out really pretty!