Friday, May 30, 2008

Noro Scarf and other stuff

I finished the Noro scarf last night. It's 10 ft long. Wow.
are two pics of it. I'm quite happy with how it turned out, but man, why does everyone love Noro so much?
The colors are pretty, but it's not evenly spun, and the bits of ick! Not to mention the roughness. Give me a good soft yarn any day of the week.

In other news, I started making what I have decided to call "the Chinese Waves Shawl"

Easy pattern (2 rows!), and I finally have a good use for some of my laceweight.

The Canopy Textured Scarf is still ongoing, and I'm trying to resist the urge to cast on my first top. I have Rowan Calmer and omg, so soft!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Canopy Scarf and the Evilness of Socks

The sock, it frustrates me. My heel turn, which I figured out by myself (okay with the help of More Sensational Socks) is not centered. But but but I don't want to pull it out, so I have set it aside for a little while.
My Canopy scarf is still ongoing. See picture above? That's it. Okay, so I stink at pictures, but that at least gives you an idea.

I've also started a Noro sock yarn scarf, and again I made up my own pattern (well, sort of). I swiped the Vertical Eyelets pattern from More Sensational Socks, and changed rows 1 & 3 to read p4, k1 instead of k4, p1. In my brilliance, I kinda forgot that I needed to reverse as well. But it still looks good, and with only 4 pattern repeats, it's a lovely lacy thin scarf. That's going to a friend of mine, because the colors make her happy and the wool's too rough for me. I'll still need to figure out what to do with the rest of the skein. I've only used one color repeat, and it's about 3 feet long, and there's a ton more repeats in the 400+ yard plus skein.

I picked up the Kaigo? pattern book at Hancock for 5 dollars. I may never make anything out of it, but the pictures are lovely. And a whole book of laceweight stuff? Yay!