Wow, it’s an actual post, with actual real finished objects!
On Saturday we attended the wedding of The Fella’s sister and her fiance. Precisely a week before, I realised that I didn’t have a wrap or shrug to go with my dress, and proceeded to make an emergency trip to McAree’s in Stirling. I came away with five bargainous balls of Patons Washed Haze in “Faded Green” and proceeded to cast on for a Ribbed Lace Bolero. Simple pattern, small garment, aran weight yarn plus three days off sick led to the quickest FO ever:
I actually have three balls of Washed Haze left – that’s what you get for having a really loose tension.
While I was ill I finished the socks that I’ve been working on for a while:
They are RPM from Knitty in Natural Dye Studio Dazzle, colourway Shiraz Mist. I really love how the travelling rib pattern works with the variegated yarn – I was never particularly convinced by the pictures in the actual pattern, and it wasn’t until I saw some nice versions of RPM on Ravelry that I decided it would be the perfect pattern to show off this yarn. I did the heel flap version and accidentally grafted the toes too early, but they are still probably the best fit of any socks I’ve knitted so far (I tend to make them too big, which is one reason I prefer cuff-down – easier to alter!).
I have also just wound the Grace that I frogged last week into balls. I can’t remember how much I had, and my scales are not very precise, but I think it’s about 3 balls. Not very much for a shrug, but I could get more. I actually really liked the way the yarn looked knitted up on garter stitch on large needles – it’s got such a gorgeous sheen that it doesn’t need a complex stitch pattern to show it up. But I also really like the Mia shrug, which looks like a very adaptable pattern. I will have to mull it over…