Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Work-in-Progress Wednesday


It's not a very good picture of my Lace Ribbon Scarf is it? What you should notice is how little yarn is left. Once that's done, the scarf is done. I'm looking forward to showing it off with better pictures in a Finish Object Friday post. One thing's for sure - it's getting huge!

Instead let's look at my Lozenge Pattern socks. Last night I turned the heel and started the gusset decreases on the first sock, so this pair is progressing really nicely.


I shortened the leg to seven diamond pattern repeats rather than eleven as written, after shortening the cuff by one full repeat and shortening each cuff repeat by one round. There's no way I'd have enough yarn otherwise. Looking through other Raveler's notes, most had taken similar steps and several still barely made it. As written the sock would have gone over my knee!

I started out on 2.25 mm needles but as I approached the ankle I switched to one size smaller. That was another tip I saw in the Ravelry project notes. As you can imagine there's not a lot stretch to this stitch pattern, so I'm hoping it'll help the fit at the ankles. Don't you hate baggy-ankled socks?

The yarn is divinely soft. It's Top Cat which is a Merino Cashmere Nylon blend. Definitely a pleasure to knit and to wear! The colourway is called "Celery Seed" and it puts me in mind of the first hopeful sprouts of spring bulbs - something I'm keenly awaiting after a snowy January and slushy February! Longer, warmer, sunnier days wouldn't come amiss either.


It's Wednesday, and I'm tagging up with the group at Tami's Amis for Work-in-Progress Wednesday. Follow the link to see the list of crafters who've posted today!


19 comments:

Natalie Buehler said...

Wow, I love your scarf, I think it looks beautiful! I love the colour.
x

Stacey (FreshStitches) said...

Oh, my goodness... that silver yarn it to die for! Love it!

Catherine said...

I think your photograph of the grey shawl is good - it shows how perfectly silvery the yarn is

Spinster Beth said...

i like the idea of wearing socks over my knees, in the winter, but not the thought of knitting something that long!

I love the silvery look of the shawl. It's going to be stunning.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Can't wait to see the scarf finished - it's going to be gorgeous.
You description of Top Cat makes me want to get back to Dave's Hero socks.. only a little more than half a sock to go!

L.E. said...

That scarf looks so comfortable! It will be both a pleasure to wear and to look at! Congratulations!

Dee said...

I like how the ribbing is broken up with the purl rows. That's a great looking sock.

Sandra said...

I want see pics of your Lace Ribbon Scarf!!!! It looks gorgeous!
And the color of your socks is fantastic! I love it! And the diamonds too!

cleancup said...

We have daffodils pushing up here, so spring will come to you soon, too!

Love love love those socks-- hope they fit perfectly!

terra3311 said...

The scarf is really lovely, looks so beautyful.

Alicia Landi said...

Can't wait to see your finished scarf! Socks are coming along nicely, too.

Elisabeth Andree said...

Stunning, your scarf looks so very beautiful! Great color too!

Karen said...

The sock and scarf are lovely! The scarf yarn looks really soft. I can't wait to see it completed.

steph said...

the scarf is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! (love the socks, too!---but, oh, that scarf!)

iknead2knit said...

Love the gray. I'm going to have to check out the Lozenge socks, the pattern looks similar to one I've enjoyed knitting in the past, Temperence. Both your projects are gorgeous!

pinkundine said...

As much as I like long socks, that pattern does sound pretty extreme! I wish I'd thought of the idea of going up a needle size with my last pair, the stitch pattern has no give at all. Thanks for the tip!

stefanie g-r said...

Such pretty WIPs! Can't wait to see the finished scarf, and those socks are a lovely spring-like color!

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Both projects are looking lovely. SOunds like the pattern was for knee socks!

Carolyn said...

The scarf looks stunning! I love the yarn :-) and will look forward to FO Friday! The socks are looking great too.