Friday, November 07, 2008

Actual Knitting Content

But first, a small diversion. This is what I saw when I woke up this morning.

It is after 9am now and the snow is still coming down in large flakes. Nothing is accumulating though. I could even appreciate the snow a bit since Andrew doesn't have school and I don't need to go outside if I don't want too.

I mentioned I was working on a Lace Ribbon Scarf with some handspun merino/angora yarn. I finished it pretty quickly. I was hoping that by making a scarf I could keep knitting until the yarn was gone. About halfway through the yarn I decided that wasn't going to happen. So, I still have about 40 grams left to find something to do with it. Maybe I'll make a lacy hat or some wrist warmers, or keep it for lining the wrists of mittens or the brim of a hat.

I cast on 35 stitches for the scarf instead of what was written since I was using thicker yarn and bigger needles.

I also finished a pair of socks.

Yep, they are Monkeys. I wanted to see if they were really as fun amazing as everyone says. The pattern was pretty easy and I like how the socks look. The yarn is Mississippi 3 print. It is a cotton/acrylic blend. My hands were starting to hurt during the first cuff, but they must have adjusted because there weren't anymore problems after that.

There is spinning too. This is 6 of the 8 ounces of BFL in Rise of the Pheonix from Crown Mountain Farm. The yarn is dk to worsted weight and very soft.


Jessica said...

I really like how the scarf looks now that you blocked it.
The yarn you spun looks (& felt) really great too!

Holly Jo said...

The scarf is beautiful. It has a nice halo to it and makes it look warm. :)

The yarn is really pretty. Any plans for it? I have such a hard time coming up with knitting for handspun.


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