Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Can't Put it Down

I blocked the faggotted scarf from Victorian Lace Today. It started out at 62" x 10" and ended up as 84" x 13". I could have stretched it more but I didn't particularly think it would gain from it, and it's not a good idea for me to spend too much time hunched over a lot of pins, so I let it go at that.I don't feel hugely pleased with this: I had higher hopes of it. But I think for what I had in mind I should have used a different yarn, and as it is I think the yarn is the best thing about it, so in the end I'm not complaining. It's sock yarn from the Yarn Yard, in crocus colours. I think my friend will like the scarf, which is actually more important. I will parcel it and the Scaruffle up and send them off. Again, the really vivid violet is missing from these photos.
I have cast on twice for the Drifting Pleats scarf, but haven't been paying sufficient attention either time. I have now copied out the instructions in large print and with lots of gaps so that I can focus better on what I'm trying to do. That should help.
And I see what everybody means about the Forest Canopy Shawl - it's very moreish, isn't it? I've had to rip it back a couple of times, because I've insisted on knitting it in a bad light and when watching something very interesting on the television, but I can't put it down. I should knit the All Seasons Cotton sweater when I'm doing that, but I haven't. I'm using Fyberspates' lovely Blue Faced Leicester sock in Lagoon, but I think I'm going to run out.


Knitting Linguist said...

Everything is looking lovely! Am I seeing a blue theme here? I actually quite like the fagotting scarf; was there something about it in particular that disappointed (always good to know if I'm thinking about knitting something)? It seems very light and summery.

Spinningfishwife said...

Oho, you started your Forest Canopy then? Beautiful colour. You're right, "moreish" is the word, lol. I could hardly put mine down...I had to rip out the last repeat because I was going to run out of yarn for the border and I'm sad now it's finished. I'm going to do a sock yarn version for part of my holiday knitting.

Lee said...

Ah yes, that Drifting Pleats. That first bit is a real mind bender.

Jackie said...

I can barely knit, but I love jigsaw puzzles, and the ones of your knitting are great. Fab idea to jigzone them. Thanks.