Sunday, 2 October 2011
It's been SUCH a busy week!!!! But..... I've reached halfway with my Miss Doolittle. Like Longshadows, the scarf is made in two pieces and grafted. In order to maximise the yarn length and maintain the colour patterning, I've held the first half on a stitch holder, but not broken the yarn. The second half has been cast on, drawing the yarn from the centre of the cake. So far, so good! If I'm lucky, there'll be enough left for at least one more pattern repeat on each half. I do like my scarves LONG!
Oh, I almost forgot! Last week I promised to show you some new yarn that is particularly lovely. Well, here it is...
..... Essence from the 'Woolen Rabbit', in colourway 'Forever in Blue Jeans'. Josiekitten bought me some for my birthday to knit Anne's 'Henley with a Twist' . It just has to be my most favourite yarn ever for jumpers and cardis. This time, I intended to knit Anne Hanson's 'Sprossling', but as I sit somewhere in the middle of a 33" and 38" for a cardi, I'm not so sure I'll get a good fit. Although I could go down a needle size, I guess. However, the Henley fit so well and I love it so much I might just have to make another! As I spend much of my time in blue jeans, it seems quite appropriate.
That's all for now. We're sweltering here in the east, with temperatures of around 27degrees, so I'm off to make the most of it out in the garden.