Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Already in Progress

The knitting on Halfobi is finished. I know just have to block and seam it up. I need to make a trip to the LYS to find something for seaming and an edging. The pattern calls for a single crocheted edge. I'm considering adding an applied i-cord instead. The hard part will be picking out a color, but I should be able to come up with something.

I finally started a project with my handspun yarn. I didn't have this project planned when I bought the fiber, but as I spun each color up I realized that I could put them together and end up with something a little bigger than hat or a scarf.

I settled on the Feather and Fan Comfort Shawl pattern. I like how the colors are working together. I've been switching colors every few rows. I think I got quite a bit done, but by Sunday I was getting a little antsy and was looking for a different project to focus on for awhile.

So I decided to start a pair of socks. I went through my stash and settled on a skein of Socks That Rock in medium weight. I went looking for a pattern and decided to try out Ampersand from Through the Loops. I've only changed one thing so far. The pattern is written top down, but I decided to go toe up. I'm loving how quick these are working up on size US 3 needles! Such a treat after working on those zeros. I'll be interested in seeing how I like wearing these socks because I do think that they will be a little bulkier.

While I was selecting a skein of sock yarn, I ran across some Silk Garden I had put aside for the Lady Eleanor Stole from Scarf Style. So, I decided to start that too. This was one of the first projects I picked out when I learned to knit. I've always passed it by to start some other project though. I just assumed that entrelac would be difficult. Sunday was the first time I actually sat down and read through the pattern. I love the effect and it is surprisingly easy. Now I've just got to finish something!

15 comments:

Mom said...

Boy have you been a busy girl!! The hand spun yarn looks wonderful balled and it translates nicely in the shawl. How is it to actually work with?
I especially like the second shawl. I ran across that pattern the other day and was considering it too.

Stacey said...

Your handspun is BEAUTIFUL!!! All the shades go so well together!!

I love Lady E - I have had that in my queue longer than I can remember....

Trillian42 said...

Oh, WOW. That handspun shawl is going to be spectacular! Yay!

I have some Silk Garden for Lady E, too. Maybe someday I'll actually, you know, MAKE it.

elizabeth said...

Well, I *think* you have enough projects there to keep your interest and you'll probably get them all finished at one time! ;o)

Hey, I have a question. How do you knit your leftover sock yarn squares? I'm totally going to copy you! (if you don't mind)

elizabeth said...

btw - I love reading your mom's comments!

Monika said...

Your handspun shawl looks amazing, and all your other projects are lovely too, knit with exquisit yarn.

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

oooh I love the entrelac! Beautiul!

And your handspun! You should be proud!

meghann said...

Everything is lovely! I especially love the handspun shawl!!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Your handspun shawl is absolutely gorgeous! Can you believe you just recently started spinning...I can't?!

I've had a bit of the startitis too...want to cast on lots of things!! Love the ampersands...I've been wearing mine a lot! The colorway you picked is perfect!

Bezzie said...

I love the way your handspun colors are groovin' together!

Zonda said...

That handspun shawl is just amazing! Go you on the Lady E! Good luck with your yarn choosing for Halfobi!

Jacki said...

The gorgeousness of all of the yarn shown in this post is staggering. :O

Stacie said...

your handspun is amazing, and those colors!!! ya know, I come here for the colors!!! :D! beeeeutiful!

Julie said...

Wow! Do you sleep?

I love, love, love the shawl made with your handspun!

Batty said...

Oh, my! Your handspun is gorgeous, and the shawl is simply stunning. The colors go together perfectly, and it's going to be quite a bit bigger than a hat or a scarf.