This scarf is making me crazy. I started it in the Xs & Os cable pattern, but I was out of yarn and the scarf was only 2 feet long. So I frogged it and started over with fewer stitches and a different pattern - Chevron from Barbara Walker's 1st stitch dictionary. But I didn't like it. It was too dense and the pattern was barely visible in the Sundara yarn. So I frogged AGAIN. I HATE frogging. I opted for something a little lacier. I'm using the Hourglass Eyelet pattern from the same stitch dictionary. I think this one will be the final version. It's only 17 stitches wide so hopefully I can get to 4 feet at least? I guess I had less yarn than I thought. :(
So...to make myself feel better I cast on for a Marian cowl in a fun pink also for Miss E. I am using a size 15 instead of a 19, but I figure, eh, Miss E is only 6 so smaller is fine. Hopefully.
Thursday, September 06, 2012
These pictures are a bit old, but here is Ishbel. It's finally off the needles. I have a bunch of other things I want to make right now, but I was making myself finish Ishbel first. I made a few mistakes, but I didn't care enough to frog & restart. It's nice that my perfectionism occasionally takes a break. Haha I'm giving this to EK for Christmas. The color (on my laptop these pics look bright blue, kinda gross) is really a dusky blue. It's St Denis Boreale in Fjord. It will look smashing on EK.
Now I'm working on the hugs & kisses scarf for E, then probably some fingerless mitts for M to match his camo cap. Then a balaclava for Husband (I found the His Or Hers Cowl, which suggested you present it to your man as a balaclava, worked like a charm haha). Then maybe some tiny mittens for Baby. Then a little something for myself. Or a big something, since I am planning on making the Travel Shawl.
And here is a T Rex roller skating, courtesy of Friday Freebies at Knit Picks. I made a few washcloths to give me a little breather on Ishbel.