Monday, February 28, 2011

Weaving In

If you ask any knitter what the most boring part of a project is. The most common answer you are likely to get it is, "weaving in the ends."  I have a few of those projects.  During our big snow storm this winter I decided it was high time to get on a few of those things.  Having them stare me in the face for 3 straight days while I frantically search for something to keep myself and child entertained was the inspiration.

Item #1  Diagonal lace shawl

It's a larger version of my first lace project. I'm using Caron Simply Soft again in black. This one didn't block quite as large as I hoped.  I still haven't quite figured out blocking yet. The scarf seemed to stretch more than this leaving great open spaces in it. The only difference between the two is that I used a clothing steamer instead of an iron for steam.  I'm going to block it again and try just a wet block.  I've sent and email off to Caron asking them what the recommended blocking technique is for this yarn.

Item #2  Cascade fixation Socks (for me)

This is my first pair of socks for myself and gods help me I love stripes.  It's a ten row stripe which means lots and lots of weaving in. I got some done during the snow storm but the fates and children were against me.  I'm going to get back to it. No, really, I am... I need to wear these socks.  I just have to finish off a slightly secret project.  

Spring is coming and a lot of gardening is looming. Between my lunch breaks and quiet evenings I'm hoping to get quite a bit done this year.

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