It seems I'm making everything in twos these days! I finished my Color Affection early in the summer and started on my sister's but have since stopped and left it on pause.
I knit the Honey cowl in beautiful MadelineTosh Tosh DK in the Composition Book Grey colorway and it is soft, warm and beautiful. I have started on my second one for my roommate in Tosh Vintage this time, in the logwood colorway. The difference between the two yarns is amazing. DK is much more elastic and soft than Vintage, although I think Vintage will hold up better...
I have also knit myself a Sixteen Cables hat, such a simple and quick knit. I used Rowan Kid Classic for this one, as recommended in the pattern, but after blocking it turned out a bit too big, especially around the brim. I might have to tuck some in so that it fits better... I immediately knit another one for my sister who wanted it more as a beanie so I skipped a few rows towards the end and started decreasing earlier. Also, I used Abuelita Merino Worsted and it is incredibly soft and chunky at the same time. I have to admit I am slightly jealous of hers as it fits much better than mine.
My Keep calm dress by Veera Valimaki is also under way but I often feel the need to leave it for a while as it is very repetitive and doesn't knit up very fast. I knit these little projects not to get bored with it, but I fully intend to finish it and wear it this winter!
I leave you with a picture of a Basil cuddle, you can never have enough of those!