Sunday, October 12, 2008

Knitted leaves

I am really getting the hang of knitting for myself now. This week I have cast on this project:

It is the 'Little Leaf Lace Scarf' by Sivia Harding. I am using Opal sock wool in the Neon colourway so that it will be nice and vibrant against my black Winter coat. The needles are Addi Lace circulars and I love the slight 'nobble' at the end which helps with doing the psso bits.

On the sock knitting front I have finished the 1st sock in Regia Mirage Earth. I decided to do 30 rows of rib and 40 rows of down to the ankle for extra grip and cosiness.

I spent 3 days in the wilderness known as second sock syndrome, but pulled myself together today and have made a start on the next one : )

Edited to add: My lovely ducky stitchmarker is from Yarnimals

The lovely Sprite has made me loads of stitchmarkers including sheep, pigs, and 4 custom-made cats. I also have horses and elephant markers from her : )


BabyLongLegs said...

I love your little ducky stitch marker!!! Where did ya get him from???

SSS....its a terrible affliction, and we all suffer from it at one time or another....well done for overcoming it and casting on!!!

The lace scarf also looks lovely....

Take Care!
S xXx

fibreclaireUK said...

I've edited to my post to add a link to Yarnimals who made the stitchmarker. She is Sprite64 on Ravellry : )

Anni said...

Beautiful lace scarf and gorgeous yarn.

I've got a little duckie too... and a sheep, pig, pony, ladybird, penguin ... Can you tell I'm a big Yarnimal fan?!

Cecilia said...

I love that sock! :)

I get around second-sock syndrome by having both on the go at the same time - I do the rib on the one & then on the other & so on. The main reason for doing this was that originally my tension was varying too much between socks, but now I do it because when I've finished one sock I've only got the toe to do on the other.