Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Lace Ribbon Scarf is my at-work project. In my job there are often extended periods of time where I'm awaiting the upload, download, transfer or copy of files. Rather than stare at the computer screen impatiently and stress out about how long it's taking, I knit. This scarf has proven to be an ideal at-work project because it's easy to pick up and put down; the knitted pattern is so easy to read that I can tell where I left off at a glance. The project is a special request from the office manager, so there's been lots of interest from my coworkers in how it's progressing. I'm using Handmaiden Sea Silk and I have two skeins, so when I come to the end of the yarn, we'll call this scarf finished. I'm about 2/3rds of the way through the first skein and the scarf measures about 24" unblocked so far.
In the evenings I've been making these Baby Moc-A-Socs. The pattern is just adorable so I'm really enjoying them. Each pair of boots take about 16-18 grams of sock yarn, and the cuffs take even less in a contrasting colour, so it's been a nice little project to use up some of sock yarn scraps. You wouldn't normally use wool for booties, however I intend to donate them to the Warm Hands Network for distribution in the prenatal clinics and new Mom groups in the Northern reserves and they actually prefer superwash wool for warmth and insulation value when damp. The next shipment leaves at the end of the month for Moosonee - we'll just have to see how many I can complete in time for that.
And finally, it occurred to me yesterday that there might be just enough Shelridge Farms DK leftover from a pullover I made last year to put towards Summer Flies. That would be an awesome birthday present for my sister - a June baby - so I want to look into that further. But before I cast on anything new, I'd better get moving on all my WIPs!
It's Wednesday so I'm linking up with the gang at Tami's Amis. Go on and check out the links!