I spent a good hour trying to figure out why my first post wouldn't appear. It worked fine on my local test setup, but no matter what I did, just wouldn't show up! Finally, I added a test post and it showed up right away! But the post time was one hour earlier. Aha. Time zone difference. I want my hour back!
Five scarves and a bag
I knit a few rows on a silk-merino scarf I'm modeling after one I saw in London-Wul on my trip to Canada. The yarn is by Danette Taylor, in either Purple Haze or Seaweed. It's coming out lovely, but not a fan of this yarn on #11 needles. Love the yarn, though. Luscious silk and merino. Yum...
Here are some pictures I took yesterday of recent projects. The first two are knit from handdyed handspun wool from Colorado Sandstone Ranch that I bought on eBay:
Once I realized the striping effect of their yarn (I bought 3 different skeins), I wanted a different pattern for the next one that would make it less... stripey. I tried the Short Row Rib scarf on Magknits but the colors were too strong for the pattern (at least for me).
But I liked the three row rib thing going on, so I frogged, cast on length-wise, and did the whole thing in three row rib. The colors are still too bright for me, but I like how they blend more. It's a good length scarf, too, will make a nice gift.
Here are a few cashmere scarves that I knit as gifts. All are handdyed by Danette Taylor, and took 2 skeins. (Which is to say, I used 2 skeins and stopped when I ran out. If cashmere weren't so durned expensive, I would probably use 2 1/4 or 2 1/2 skeins.) They are wonderfully soft and buttery, to wear and to knit! They were all knit on #13 needles over 13-14 stitches.
This first is in her Azaleas colorway. This one is going to my mum. Simple seed stitch pattern. One skein is more red, but I wasn't too concerned.
The next two are in her Summer Rain colorway; the first is... hmm, what is it called, elongated seed stitch? I think there's a name for it... The second is just seed stitch. These are "wedding thank you" gifts to be sent out soon.
And finally, the bag! I knit this on the road and finished it a couple of days before we came home. It was meant for the camera, so in the end, not so useful. Yet. I used Debbie Bliss Cotton Denim, about 1.5 skeins, knit on #5 needles. Liked the yarn, but wasn't so crazy about it on #5's, too small. But, wanted a tight knit so the bag wouldn't stretch out.
Knit in the round, made it up as I went. This is in its empty state. Kinda hard to take a picture of it with the camera in it... eh? ;-)