Monday, May 21, 2007

Some Progress

Well, the multidirectional scarf is complete. How sad--I loved knitting this project and hated to see it end. It's one of the few scarf patterns that I can see myself knitting over and over again. Everyone in my family might get a multidirectional scarf. (Be very afraid, family members!)

Pattern: Multidirectional Scarf
Yarn: Claudia's Handpainted Fingering Yarn, 2 skeins
Needle: Clover circular #7

Joyce wore her multidirectional to the Md Sheep & Wool show and both Whit and I fell in love with it. Joyce's scarf is made from Koigu and this is good news because I have several skeins at home. But, of course, I wanted to make it right away. Then I found the Claudia's and I was in love all over again.

And, here are my new socks. The pattern is Ann Budd's On Your Toes Socks from the latest Interweave Knits. I have to admit to being a dyed-in-the-wool (a little knitterly humor) cuff-down knitter. The toe up cast ons always seem a little fiddly and I'm not a fan of the short row heel, but I'm enjoying this one so far. I'm prone to only making one sock (e.g., Wendy's toe up sock), so I'm doing both at the same time. Can't do them both at one time on cirs, however; that's too many balls of yarn to keep track of. This way works for me.

1 comment:

Alison said...

I have got to make one of those scarves someday. Meantime, re the spinning, I spin on a wheel because I have never ever mastered the drop spindle enough to make more than a yard's worth of yarn on the silly things. And since my website is spin dye knit smushed together, well... Trust me, you're way ahead of me.