2 finishes and 2 new projects
I finally decided the Ribbon Lace scarf was long enough and cast it off. I’m really happy with it. I’ve yet to wash and block, which I think will be two separate processes because of its length. I’m going to wash it and then let it dry, then steam block it. I just don’t have the room to pin it out to block.
Besides, I have a little kitty who would love to pull all the pins out and carry them around the house. That would be bad. I forgot to take a photo of it, so imagine it all pretty and long and blocked.
During the Ravelympics, when I realized that the Seascape Shawl and I were going to have a parting of the waves (heh!), I cast on this little beauty. It’s my first ever mobius knitting. It’s a cowl, which is kind of wide. I used alpaca sock and since I tend to run hot all the time, the wideness should help keep me at a comfortable temperature when outside.
I loved knitting this. I have plans to make another because I have some beautiful yarn that was initially earmarked for socks but will make a beautiful cowl.
Onto the new starts. The Bountiful Bohus Sweater from More Big Girl Knits has been calling to me ever since the book came out. I love this cardigan. Not to mention that I got the yarn at 20% off because I finished my DIC Mr. Greenjeans sweater by the deadline in the Loopy Ewe DIC Knit Along.
This time I remembered to alternate skeins with each row. The colors didn’t look too different, but you never know. And I get to steek again. I’ve done it once and I have no fear of it now so I’m thrilled about knitting in the round and cutting my knitting. I feel a little bit like a mad scientist when I think about it. “Igor! Cut the knitting! Mwwwahahaha!”
There is a story behind the next new start. It’s sort of become my tradition that when I’m at Rhinebeck, I purchase Briar Rose yarn but I have to use it before the next NY S&W Festival. Last year (2007) I used all the Briar Rose yarn from the previous year’s purchase (2006). This year I have one project left to do before Rhinebeck using the last of the Briar Rose I bought last year (2007). That is the other new start.
They had a beautiful Iccarus shawl displayed in the booth. I don’t remember which yarn it was made from, but I ended up getting 3 hanks of Grandma’s Blessing to make it. I’d like to get this one done (or mostly done) before the festival so I won’t feel so guilty buying more Briar Rose yarn. So here is the start. I have 4 weeks and a bit to finish it. I think I may be able to pull that off. I think it will become my lunch knitting.
I'll get a photo of Ribbon Lace. I promise. Bezzie has wanted to see it done for a while and she may get to see it in person before I get around to blocking and posting!