Wednesday, March 6, 2013
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!