Thursday, 2 April 2015

Two WIPs and an FO

First the finished item.  My latest woven scarf.  I bought a 100g ball of James C Brett Marble DK in a shade that looked jewel-like online.  However, once it arrived in the post, it was a bit disappointing.  Yes, the jewel tones are there, but the predominant colour is dark brown.  It's not that I have anything against the colour brown, but it's not a colour I wear a great deal and, well, I expected the yarn to be brighter; that's all.

I started off by warping my loom with some plain, grass-green yarn and wove a couple of inches of the scarf before I decided that the green warp wasn't working.  So, I chopped it off and decided to make a slightly narrower scarf and use the Marble DK for the warp and the weft and off I went.  It didn't take long to finish the scarf.  I think I warped the green yarn one afternoon/evening, started again the following morning and finished the scarf the evening of the third day.

This is another scarf that's going into our knitting group's box of items to be donated to various causes.

Now to the WIPs.

I've cast on my first pair of socks this year.  A simple, plain stocking stitch pair of socks in a bright colour from The Knitting Goddess (I think - I've lost the yarn label).

These are a "pick up as and when" project.  A few rounds while I'm waiting in the car to collect one of the girls, a few rounds while waiting for the washing machine to finish its cycle.

The main thing I'm knitting at the moment is a new sweater.  The pattern is Bedford by Michele Wang for Brooklyn Tweed.  I'm a big fan of their patterns as they're always well written and well laid-out.  I'm using some handspun yarn:

I think I'll talk in more detail about the sweater in another post as otherwise this one will go on and on (and it's nearly time to get DD1 moving so she can get where she needs to be this afternoon).

I hope you all have a good Easter :)