Sunday, September 19, 2010

This week on the needles, September 19th

I know, I've missed two weeks of the "This week" feature, but I did warn that I might be late.  Not this late perhaps, but still...

First off, I have now completed my green Diamond Gansey socks, and will have pictures up shortly.  They feel and fit wonderfully!

Then the lace scarf that never ends is still plodding along - lovely, but ugh.

I'm also working on a new shawl.  Yes, I didn't plan on starting anything new until I finished all my WIPs but I couldn't help myself with this.  I really wanted to knit this Pogona shawl by Stephen West, with some colourful, variegated Bugga! yarn by The Sanguine Gryphon.  Have I mentioned Bugga! yarn before?  If not, it's a wonderful 70/20/10 SW Merino/Cashmere/Nylon heavy fingering yarn.  They also dye a "Skinny Bugga!" too, that is a more slender fingering, with 10% Cashmere instead of the 20% in regular or "Fat" Bugga!  I intend to knit some socks with the Skinny Bugga! sometime in the new few months, after I finish my other sock projects.

But I digress.  The Pogona shawl is a new release from Stephen West, in a cresent shape, with section of triangles in stockinette and reverse stockinette, worked from the centre of the neck out.  I started it just before I left for Montana, and I'm getting close to being finished.  It looks great, and I'll get a decent photo of it once completed and blocked.

Lastly, I'm bringing out an UFO (unfinished object) from a year or so ago - a drop-stitch stockinette scarf/shawl, knit in Sundara's hand-dyed Aran Silky Merino.  It's a gift for someone (shh).

Now, off to bed, as I've landed a cold, thanks to my children getting sick from school - happens every fall...


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