knitting updates

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

purple scarf closeup

Now I can work on the socks without guilt. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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!

9 thoughts on “knitting updates”

  1. 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!*

    1. I love purples and blues, too. And I will be warm for winter this year, with all the knitting adn crocheting that went on this summer! I never wore dressy scarves or cowls before the heat went out at work last spring, but now I am a convert.

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