knitting updates   9 comments

I haven’t posted much lately because it has been so BORING. The endless (yet short) purple scarf. The sneaked in toe-up socks are more exciting, but I have run into a problem there, as well.

Anyway – the good news – yesterday morning in a long meeting, I finished the purple scarf! HURRAH!
purple scarf 1

I was determined to just keep going on it until I had no yarn left, and I did that perfectly, I have perhaps 18 inches left.

purple scarf leftovers

I might have gotten one more row out of it, but it would have been close, and I would have ended on a the wrong side. It is really lovely, I think, it drapes beautifully, and has a wonderful sheen to it – love silk/wool blends! (This is from PineStar studio, if you recall. Hand dyed, here in Maine) It is on the short side, but is long enough to wrap and tuck, like a cowl. I don’t usually post photos of me, but here’s one to thrill you. 🙂

purple scarf closeup

Now I can work on the socks without guilt. 🙂 The problem with them is that even though I bought two skeins, same dye lot, and altered them the same way, they are noticeably different, and it is the base color. So, I am using up the one skein I had started the socks in, and I HOPE it will be enough to complete the second, but I don’t think so. If not, I will use the one that is the wrong color, and then I think I will dip dye both sock to make the color variation less noticeable. Sigh.
toe up 4
Either way, when I am done making these socks, I am going to dye the remaining yarn a different, or maybe additional color, as I don’t need more things this color. I was hoping the color difference wasn’t noticeable, but niece C picked up on it right away. Darned kid and her good eyes!

Advertisements

9 responses to “knitting updates

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. You can rely on eagle eyed youngsters!

  2. I love the colors on both these projects – they’re so inviting! This may sound silly but I am already getting excited for winter – and I love purples and blues during the long days! *CLAPPING!*

  3. Nice scarf! Great pic of you btw, can’t see any part of you…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

21st Century Spinning

Exploring a new age of an ancient skill

judeknits2

Knitting, photography and cats.

The ways of the whorl

wherever the spinning takes me

U N D I I N

k n i t t i n g is my c h o c o l a t e

Mewkittie Creations

Wearable art and other interesting things.....

makebelievegirl

Textile & Pixel Design

Impeccable Knits: Shifting Stitches

classic cables with a modern twist

Blog

random posts about things I am doing or thinking

accidentlykellystreet

sewing, knitting and life

ericka eckles

handsewn bespoke and heirloom quality textiles

The Wisdom of Knitting

Miriam knits and thinks and seeks enlightenment in yarn

Celia Ladygarden's lifestyle for ladies

Trimming the bush of life...

thefibrealchemist

My Rabbit Hole of Fibre Experimentation.

A Little More Abstract

Crafting For Those Dedicated to Experimentation

Knitting in New Guinea

A Linguist Takes on Life, Faith, and Cross-Cultural Living

Nutmegknitter

random posts about things I am doing or thinking

Dramatic Lyric

A Soprano's view of life, music, and handcrafts

Here and There, Now and Then

Wanderings, musings, and knittings with a dollop of food and wine

Colette Blog

random posts about things I am doing or thinking

Ancient Arts Yarn

Nature | Inspiration | Glorious Colours!

%d bloggers like this: