Sunday, 27 February 2011

Another FO! Now with bonus WIP photos!

I finally finished the woven scarf I started back at the beginning of October. Wowsa. There is no earthly reason this should have take so long. Delighted that it's done!
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It's just the right length, and incredibly soft and drapey. The Posh Laura is wonderful if a little difficult to weave with. I still have half a skein so may end up making a pair of mitts to go with. I love the way the variegated yarn ended up doing this tartanesque thing:
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Other stuff that's going on includes:
A new pair of Monkey socks, this time made from Noro Kureyon Sock. I swore I'd never make socks from this yarn, but I need socks and didn't like how it was knitting up into mittens. It's looking fab as socks, so fingers crossed it wears well underfoot.
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A pair of hot-pink slippers, destined for fulling and my feet. Boring, and the DPNs I'm using are a little bit too short for all of the gusset stitches, so I'm leaving them for the moment. I hope to finish them in March.
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The first leaf of my Vintage socks. The Tsarina wasn't kidding when she said this was her most fiddly pattern ever. But I think they'll be gorgeous when they're done, some time next year, perhaps.
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I'm doing a fair bit of spinning at the moment, too. I'm just over halfway through a batch of melon-coloured alpaca that's destined for Weaving Friend once it's done. I'm also working on some gorgeous red cormo/merino that was a gift from a lovely Raveller. I'm aiming for a DK or worsted 3-ply to turn into a scarf for myself. And I'm also doing the first bobbin of singles for some sock yarn, made of a fabulous merino/nylon top that drafts like a dream. Still haven't finished any spinning projects this year, but as long as I have 12 done by the end it's all good.

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