Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Work in Progress and Wool-Eater Wednesday


My Spey Valley socks are treading water. I've ripped out and reknit on larger needles to make the sock a bit larger but I'm not sure I'm happy with the resulting looseness of the knitted fabric. If Gavin gets home early enough tonight I'll try it on his foot and then decide. At the moment I'm leaning towards ripping out again and trying something else.

My Wool-Eater blanket is also treading water. I've run out of royal blue without completing its scallop round and this colour is out of stock at my local Wal-Mart. It's Red Heart Super Saver with no dyelot so I'm going to try other Wal-Marts this weekend. Although this is meant to be a stash-busting blanket, I think it's worth the four buck investment. After all, once the royal blue is completed I have enough yarn to crochet the next three colours for a net win on the stash-busting score card.

So at the moment the only thing making any progress is this Miss Doolittle scarf that I started last night. The yarn is Malabrigo sock in a colourway called Aguas. There's no nylon in this yarn so I was hesitant to use it for socks. A scarf seemed like a better idea. I purchased this pattern last year but the yarn I had in mind then proved unsuitable; I'm glad to have found the right match for it now.

Over at Tami's Amis there's a link party where a ton of bloggers are just waiting to show off their progress. Why not have a look? Also have a look at the Keep Calm Craft On link-up for more!

14 comments:

MarkWWNB said...

Keep us posted on your Walmart wool search. We all have a Walmart nearby that we can try if you need our help!

Dee said...

The pattern of the scarf is just gorgeous and such a pretty color too!

I don't think buying a skein of Super Saver is really a problem --- you are using it for "greater good".

Affiknitty said...

Good luck finding extra yarn for your blanket. It looks worth the investment! That scarf is intriguing too.

suse-the-slow-knitta said...

hope you find some more yarn to finish the blanket!

MWitch3 said...

I agree with your thoughts on buying another skein of the blue- the only way I said I would break my 'yarn fast' was if I absolutely needed a certain color to complete a project. And your circumstances fall under the "NEED" category. Good Luck with the search!

heather said...

Ugh!!! It just stinks to get stuck!!! I've seen Red Heart at Michael's too if that helps at all/

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That scarf is very pretty so far.

Erin Kate said...

Good luck with your yarn! The scarf looks lovely. :)

Christina said...

The scarf is gorgeous and good luck finding the yarn! I hate running out in the middle of a project like that.

Linda said...

I love the pattern on the scarf and the colourway is wonderful!

pinkundine said...

Ooooh, that's my favourite mal sock colourway. Gorgeous :)

I think buying a single skein to use up many more skeins is a definite win ;)

Liz said...

Miss Dootlittle is looking great! I love the yarn you're using. :) I hope you can get some matching blue for the Wooleater Blanket!

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

Yikes, that is sort of my fear with the Wool-Eater... I have 4 skeins of yarn that I was planning to include in a blanket at some point, but I'm not sure if they are up to this challenge! I hope you find it at another store!

elephantJuice said...

What a beautiful scarf! The colour of that yarn is absolutely gorgeous.

Good luck with your yarn hunt too! I had a peek at the pattern - it's a stunning blanket!