Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Not really my kind of thing......

.... but DD1 likes it and as I knitted it for her, that's what's important!

'It' is this:
A garter stitch scarf knitted in King Cole Galaxy.  It's a yarn that's 65% acrylic and 31% wool and has a fine thread that has sparkly sequins running along it (which must account for the other 4%).  The shade is Neptune and I used 2 x 50g balls.

I cast on 39 stitches and just knitted away, slipping the last stitch of every row with the yarn at the front of the work to give a selvedge (I find I get a neater result if I slip the last rather than the first stitch).

I do have to have a bit of grumble at King Cole though.  Look here:
Can you see that little row of white ridges at the top of the black section?  That's where there was a knot in the ball of yarn where two lengths must have been joined.

And then this one:
See how that stripe isn't the same as the one below it (and all of the other ones)?  Again, another knot/join in the ball.  When I joined in the second ball, I chopped out a bit of yarn so that the colour sequence ran on.  I was going to frog a bit of the scarf, but DD said she didn't mind and not to worry about it as she didn't and she'd been wearing it, so I left it, but if I'd been making a garment from this yarn and it kept happening, I wouldn't 'be a happy bunny.

The scarf's long enough that she can wear it either draped around her neck in the traditional manner, or folded in half and the ends drawn through the fold.

I've been St Brigiding this morning and managed six whole rounds (WooHoo!), so still not enough progress to take a photo!

I've also been playing with my bag of acrylic DK yarns over the last day or so and will show you what I've been up to when I'm happy with it :)

Monday, 10 October 2011

In the last week I have.....

Finished knitting a BSJ, but haven't got round to sewing in the ends or putting on the buttons.

Finished knitting the garter stitch scarf in King Cole Galaxy, but haven't sewn in the ends, never mind blocked it/given it a light press.

Not done any knitting whatsoever on my St Brigid sweater.

Knitting approx 10 rows of my green Malabrigo socks.

Crocheted 5-and-a-half rows of my Granny Stripe blanket.

So, no point in getting the camera out really.

It's all hubby's fault as he took last week as holiday so has been getting under my feet and he's between assignments/projects at work at the moment, so is working at home doing admin and chatting on his BlackBerry to colleagues until such time as he needs to go into London.

I have been keeping up to date with my blog reading though and have been admiring lots of your projects and photos.

I've also been trying to get on top of what I think is a low-grade virus, which is really annoying because a couple of days of feeling rubbish and with a tissue permanently attached to my nose and then getting it over with would be preferable to feeling a bit under par and tired all the time, but not ill enough to take to my bed and demand that everyone runs around after me for a change!

Hopefully next time I'll have some proper FO and progress stuff to show you.