Thursday, September 06, 2007

SSS

No, not Second Sock Syndrome but Sock, Scarf, Shawl - the list of current WIPs.

070903-01
I have another shawl sample for Kerrie on the needles. This is Miriam Felton's Lightweight Mountain Peaks Shawl being knit in Hip Knits laceweight cashmere on 2.5mm needles. The first chart has patterning on both the right and wrong sides requiring much concentration meaning that this is not bad light or late night knitting for me! I've done another couple of inches since I took this photo. I've got some other knitting for Kerrie on the needles too but I can't show that yet.

070903-02
My 'no concentration required' knitting is a feather and fan scarf knit with Araucania Atacama on 5mm needles. The yarn is 100% alpaca and is gorgeous buttery soft. :-) I actually discovered that I can't watch Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn in Lord of the Rings) and count to six at the same time so I also cast on for...

070914-03
Socks! These are just stocking stitch so they really are dead head knitting. I'm using two different colours of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock, Lakeview and River. I had ugly pooling problems with the River colour so I decided to steal Mary's idea and alternate two different colours doing just one row of each. I like them! I have another skein of River so I've bought a different contrasting colour, Purple Club, to alternate with it and have yet another pair of rather unique socks.

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