The socks I mentioned a while back are still “on the needles” but I did finish the first sock before the color repeat. I know you’ve been losing sleep over that.
I haven’t been posting pictures of the things I have completed, but I’ve been working. In April I picked up a copy of One-Skein Wonders with a birthday giftcard to Amazon.com (thanks, Brother!) and after a trip to the yarn store (thanks, Mom!) I started one-skein-wondering. Are you ready?
First we have a bookmark, my first completed laceweight project on size zero needles, sent to my literary agent when I had to mail her a copy of The Guardian.
On the opposite end of the spectrum is a shawl knit on size 300000 needles (er, I think 19s; it felt like knitting with hot dogs) which the description in the book claims “are worn tied around the waist by dancers in Wisconsin.” Or something like that. I am neither a dancer nor a Wisconsonian, but if any readers are, please feel free to chime in.
This is going into the “donate” pile because it will work as a shawl OR a scarf…
and it will also work wrapped around the head if the recipient doesn’t have a hat. Or doesn’t have a warm enough hat. Boston. Winter. Homeless. Not a nice combination. I made this with Noro Iro, a yarn which inexplicably gave me a headache.
Next up we have two Noro Silk Garden projects which caused me to fall absolutely in love with Silk Garden. (And I have one skein of it left!) First is one mentioned as the designer’s “favorite hat” (sorry, I haven’t looked up whose) and it’s pretty neat. Ignore my daughter’s eyeroll as she models for me. She’s gotten used to putting down her book and trudging downstairs when I call, “Kiddo2, I need to borrow your head!”
Second hat is a mock cable pattern and required me to make my first four attempts at doing a “french knot” and the discovery of four different failure modes for french knots. Fortunately I tried a fifth time, and then I “got” it.
Aurora Kidsilk Haze in cream, with white and silver beads, done on size 10 needles. It’s a very simple pattern (yarnover at the ends, garter stitch in between) and it worked up pretty nicely. The yarn feels like knitting with a cloud. And it looks cute.