Make It Monday!

Last one of 2013 and so I tried a little harder to have something to post. I’m so happy with the amount of knitting I got done this year. It’s true that the rhythm of the needles can provide music for the soul and mine certainly needed it. The last two years have been a little chaotic for me personally and knitting is an amazing stand in for a therapist at times!

And so, the knitting… I finished up the first Noro Bias Lace Scarf:

Noro Bias Scarf ~ Detail

Noro Bias Scarf ~ Detail

Noro Bias Scarf ~ Finished

Noro Bias Scarf ~ Finished

Although I love the pattern and the Noro Kureyon sock colours, it still feels like binder twine while being knit and that’s why this project kept getting pushed to the back burner for others.

I also finished another “Straggler” project, my Bellydance! Socks:

Pattern is a KB Design and worked in Turtlepurl's "Big Turtle" sock yarn

Pattern is a KB Design and worked in Turtlepurl’s “Big Turtle” sock yarn

Unblocked (of course! I wouldn’t block socks anyway unless gifting) and forgive the terrible lighting – I’ve just finished and it’s evening here as I do my update.

Wanted: Another Pair Of Hands

Either that or the willpower to not begin new projects before I finish old ones!

So, the WIP’s that I ‘fess up to – there are others in my work room – Moorland and Dahlia cardis are coming along nicely. I hope to have Moorland to the shoulder seaming by the end of the year. Dahlia got a lot of love this weekend and I’m in the home stretch of stocking stitch to finish the left front.

Noro Bias Scarf and Bellydance! Socks (Jingle socks) are seeing some progress but I’m tempted to hide them in the workroom too! The thrill has worn off and they aren’t for gifts so… I started something new.

I’m working the Morlynn Shawl in a combination of Lang Mille Colori Sock & Lace and Cascade Heritage Sock. I’ve renamed this the Tandoori Tikka Tumeric Shawl for the colours – way outside my comfort zone usually but these ones together are beautiful I think.

These are the skeins, no progress photo just yet. I’m into section A and have done the calculation (gasp! I did!) to make it a little larger and use up the maximum amount of yarn from each.

Gold or Tumeric Cascade

Gold or Tumeric Cascade

For Morlyn main colour

Progress photo tomorrow and hopefully at least one finished project – the socks and scarf are so close to done!

 

Calling It For An FO

I have half a pair of each project finished as of yesterday. Called it for a pair :). The mates for each are already in progress after a super productive get together with my BFF on Saturday. There is nothing like a sleepover, cider and knitting to solve all the problems of the world. Except for boys. Boys defy all reason at the moment and… they interfere with knitting.

One of these things is not like the other...

One of these things is not like the other…

And… also progressing well is the medium length, colour reverse version of Undulation. I think I may still have leftovers of the Cascade when this one is cast off. Great mileage in this yarn.

Halfway finished.

Halfway finished.

The tail end of Christmas shopping Saturday and some very successful thrifting Sunday at Value Village rounded out a perfect weekend. I wish they could be just one day longer but back to the grind today.

Hope your Monday treats you well, cheers! 🙂