Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Ahhhh, the soothing rhythm of the knitting....

Despite being frazzled the past couple of days, I managed to work on the MS3 without making mistakes. I am now about to start Row 303. At Row 335 I start the border that Beading Banshee designed to go between the wing and the body of the stole. I'm getting closer!!!!

Fawkes
Yeah, still haven't frogged that one back. I have, however, printed out the pattern so I can keep track of what row I'm on. Checking things off on the laptop screen just doesn't work very well.

New Shawl Pattern!
My mom e-mailed me a free shawl pattern today. A friend or co-worker of hers knits and had mentioned this freebie yarn company pattern. So she gave Mom a copy, Mom scanned it and sent me the .jpg. I haven't looked at it terribly closely. I don't want to risk becoming distracted.

Last winter's lace scarf
Remember this? It's one of the Elizabethan Scarves from KnitPicks that I knit in their laceweight alpaca yarn. It's a heathered green color. Anyway, the scarf is about two feet too long, a couple inches too narrow and a bit floppy in gauge. The loose gauge actually helps the scarf grow in length and shrink in width as I wear it. I absolutely love the color, but cannot stand the execution of the pattern.

So I am seriously considering frogging the whole thing and re-knitting it at a tighter gauge and adding another repeat to the width. I'll keep pondering that for a while. I have another ball of KnitPicks lace weight yarn in my stash, so I could even knit a new scarf before frogging this one, not that I expect it to be scarf weather before February and possibly not even then. (Let's remember that I've spent the past 20 years living in a place where the high temperature doesn't get above freezing for days to weeks at a time and snow lasts longer than a few hours.)

But first I need to get my current socks in progress done. No new projects started until the Trekking socks, the red lace socks and the Mountain Colors socks are done. But I can plan while I knit. Oh boy, can I plan. :-)

4 comments:

Carrie Penny said...

I think I am going to start Fawkes once I finish my Red Herrings, how hard have you found it...

Morenna said...

I don't think it's hard at all, but I've been knitting for 15 years now (not that that experience stopped me from goofing things up).

Any knitting pattern is merely a combination of knit and purl stitches, with increasing/decreasing for shaping and making lace holes. Take any pattern one stitch at a time and you can knit anything, no matter how complex.

Stefaneener said...

That's one of my favorite colors. You could hand that scarf along and make one you enjoy more. No ripping involved!

Unless, of course, you enjoy that sort of thing. . .

Morenna said...

I dunno about *enjoying* it. But I imagine the scarf would be quite happy living in NorCal with another VeeDub owner. :-)