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.