Friday, 9 November 2012

On (and off) the needles

I have been working away on my 4th quarter challenge for the Loopy Ewe, and I finally finished it!  Managed to work it out so that I used just about every scrap of yarn I had (there is less than enough for 1 repeat left).  This is lovely and soft.  It's knit with 2 strands of yarn (cashmere/silk combination) and I love it!  I'll definitely use this yarn again.

In the meantime I did get tired of knitting scarves, so I started yet another pair of socks. This one on smaller needles, as someone suggested that the tighter gauge might make the socks more comfortable (and wear longer).  The smaller needles mean these are going to take a long time to knit, however. 

So, in parallel I'm also working on finishing my other scarf.  I'm still not happy with how narrow it is, but it's too far gone to unknit now :)  I'm sure I'll find a use, or an owner, for it when it's done.

Drop by Judy's blog to see what everyone else has on their needles today.


  1. The shawl is beautiful!

    What size needles are you using for the socks? I use two circulars in size 2. I have not tried toe up socks yet.

    1. I was using 2.5mm needles (which don't seem to have a direct US conversion - it's the size between US 1 & 2). For this pair, I dropped down to 2mm (US size 0).

  2. All your projects are wonderful! You can never have enough scarfs!

  3. Lovely shawl. What pattern is it?

  4. beautiful I started knitting socks just because they did take longer and I'm not ready to tackle a sweater.

  5. Love your projects. I'm pretty much the opposite - done with socks now I'm knitting scarves/cowls.

  6. I love the yellow scarf, its gorgeous! I bet it must feel so soft and cuddle when you get to wear it. :)