Friday, September 14, 2007

Friday Round-Up

I have 5 WIPs at the moment and 1 UFO. The Mystery Stole 3 is the UFO and I think that later today it will become the late stole, the former stole, the RIPped stole. I love the different elements of the pattern but the transition between the wing and the rest of the stole just jars for me. I know there are instructions for making it symmetrical but I have so many things I badly want to knit that I really don't feel like bothering with a project that just doesn't inspire me. So, RIP MS3!

I'm knitting two projects for Kerrie at Hip Knits at the moment. One is the Lightweight Mountain Peaks shawl by Miriam Felton. I'm about halfway through the 4th repeat of chart 1. I've got two more repeats of chart 1 to do and will be glad when its done! This is the section that has patterning on both sides and I have a problem with row 14 every time I get to it. You'd think I'd have it down after 4 repeats but apparently not. The other project is one of Kerrie's own designs so I can't show you that but I will say that my guage was way off over the pattern the first time around so after some re-calculation things are back on track. I can also tell you that it is being knit in Hip Knits aran silk. Mmmmmmmm!

I have 3 projects for me on the go. First is the Misty Garden scarf from Scarf Style. I'm knitting it with Araucania Atacama on 5mm needles. It's now about 25 inches long and I'm not yet halfway through the second ball of three so I think it will be a good length. This is my no need to think knitting. I love alpaca yarn it is sooooo buttery soft to knit with.

Next are the socks I'm knitting with 2 different skeins of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock. I still like the way they look but sock knitting is not really doing it for me at the moment. I think I might have over-strained my sock muscle during Summer of Socks! So the sock has grown but progress is not startling.

Finally, my real obssession - Arwen. I love it. Nuff said. :-)

Apologies for the dark photos, its overcast today and quite dark inside the house.

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