Thursday, April 8, 2010

Spring Knitting

I saw a pattern in Piecework that was done over 100 years ago in my neck of the woods, and an updated version, using sock yarn. I thought it might be fun to do fewer repeats and a somewhat heavier yarn, but I only had one skein of alpaca and silk from Blue Sky Alpaca....well, let's give it a try...

I knit it up in a couple of days, and still thought it might not be long enough

but with some severe blocking

it works!

And then I had nothing on the needles again, so I took out the Basil-colored cashmere laceweight I bought from Sarah's Yarns a couple of months ago

downloaded Sivia Harding's pattern called Heart to heart beaded Scarf, and cast on. No beads, but this is a fascinating pattern and I think I will love doing it.

1 comment:

Mildawg said...

The scarf is gorgeous! I'm glad the length is good :) doesn't blocking do wonders?