Thursday, April 20, 2006

Off the needles

I just finished casting off the Diamond Fantasy Scarf from the KAL of the same name.

I love the way it looks, but it will look even better once it is blocked. I plan to soak and block this tomorrow morning, so it can have all day to dry. The current measurements are 44" wide by 15.5" long. I expect it to block several inches longer. This was an addictive knit, I stayed up really late last night finishing up the last of the pattern rows. The instructions are very well written. And charted, I should add. I followed the charts for the most part.

I mentioned in yesterday's post that the only vacation knitting I did was half a sock. This is the Sixth Sense sock which is a free pattern if you are a member of the SixSoxKnitalong. I highly recommend joining this group if you are a sock knitter, as there are some very creative free patterns, and a resourceful group of knitters to answer any questions. The discussions focus only on the technical aspects of the pattern, there is no chatter. I find it a friendly and welcome place to be. Oh, you want to see a picture, do you?

The yarn is sock weight merino in the Neopolitan colorway, hand-dyed by Dani of Sunshine Yarns. Her service is impeccable. And the yarn is yummy too.


Brenda said...

The shawl looks great, love the colour. You did a great job!

CarolineF said...

love that color. Was that one called Raspberry or something? I may have a skein of it.

marti said...

i can't wait to see the shawl blocked. mine is stalled somewhere on the third repeat until i get some stich markers made. the sock is very nice too.

Katie said...

OMG! What a gorgeous shawl--great job! The color is beautiful too. Can't wait to see it blocked!

I love your SS sock! I agree, I love the group too.

Vicki said...

The shawl is lovely! I love pink in all it's shades. Hope you'll be bringing it to Maryland.