Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Sunny Skies, Grey Knitting...
You know, it's funny but I always seem to finish the books I've been reading on a Tuesday night, leaving me with very little to say about the book in my picture on a Wednesday *laughs* Suffice to say, I haven't started Autumn yet, but I've heard it's pretty good ;)
Knitting progress has been good. You can sort of see that my two at a time socks have come a long way since last week *grins* They have heels now, and about an inch of leg. I was expecting them to take longer than usual, because obviously I'm knitting twice as much at once. I thought the time saving would be minimal, but the benefits of having both socks done at once would be more than worth it. And yet, they seem to be progressing much faster than I thought they would *grins* Which is excellent news and might mean that all socks must be 2 at a time from now on ;)
My Narragansett is also coming along fairly quickly:
Not much more to say about this than I have before, but I'm still loving the squishy yarn, and the pattern is nice and easy (especially at this point, where it is just stocking stitch in the round!)
I chose a pattern for my Gran's scarf, that I mentioned last week. It's the Lace Stripe Scarf, which is very simple but I think looks really soft and lovely in this yarn. I've made the garter stitch sections longer than the pattern, I think it shows off the lace panels better that way.
Boyfriend's sock hasn't got much further than last week, so I didn't picture it (also because then 3/4 of my pictured projects would be grey! Which seems funny considering the sun is out and I feel I should be knitting bright, spring-like colours... I do love grey yarn though!)
With a long weekend coming up, I'm hoping to make even more progress on some of these projects. Then I can get started on my brother's socks, and the Stripe Study Shawl. I'm itching to cast the shawl on, I roped boyfriend in to helping me wind the yarn "just in case" last night - although we only got through 1 skein. I "forgot" to tell him that Wollmeise is longer than the skeins he has helped with before *cheeky grin*
On the plus side, he's now very keen to procure me a ball winder ;)
As ever, if you want more lovely knitting and reading content, head to Tami's and Ginny's *smiles*