Pattern: Hitchhiker. Love it. Love. It. I haven’t quite memorized it, but I anticipate that I will soon. This is a fun pattern to knit with enough changes in each row to keep it interesting. But simple enough to carry out-and-about in my purse or to knit while watching TV or chatting with friends. Being me, I don’t trust my row counting abilities so I keep a row counter on hand to know exactly when to bind off those stitches. I’m so in love with how this is turning out. This is not a free pattern but I can see why a lot of people have knit this shawl. I can easily see this being a holiday giving favorite.

Yarn. Knit Picks Stroll Tonal Sock Yarn. In Pansy. Whoa, baby. This yarn is so beautiful that I stop every now and then while I’m knitting just to look at this lovely purple (one of my favorite colors). This is a light yarn, so no one will be creepily stroking it to say how fluffy soft it is, but it will make a really nice changing-season neck wrap.

The only US 3 needles I had in my collection was a 47″ cable (for two-at-a-time magic loop socks). It’s far too long for this project so it seems like a stop to my local yarn shop might be necessary in the near future.

What’s on your needles right now?