Saturday, August 11, 2007

WIP Updates

I've been on vacation this last week, at home, doing projects around the house - painting the home office (which left me without internet for almost a week) and making jam. Plus an emergency root canal, oh joy. And, of course, some time for knitting. So here's the update on my two main projects:



I'm 28 inches into the Chevron Scarf. Which means I still have 7-10 inches to go to be halfway through, depending on how long I end up making it. The lime is a little more lime - vibrant lime - than the picture shows, and it's pooling a little more than I'd like - despite the yarn changes, the pattern of the lime is very noticeable. But I can think of several people who would really love this scarf, and I expect to be making one of them happy come the holidays.

This is a great knitting project to take with me when I'm out and about, and I'm looking forward to trying it in some of the other yarns I have - which is partially why I'm leaning towards a 70, not 77, inch final scarf. I'm also happy to report that I'm doing a lot of Continental knitting on the scarf - pretty much everything except the k2tog and kfb rows. (I've found the knit front and back to be very hard to do left-handed.) This is making the tendinitis in my right arm happy.



Almost done with the third repeat of the Kimono Shawl. I put a lifeline in after the second repeat. Luckily, I haven't had to use it, but I have had another instance or two of tinking a few rows. When I do the purl rows back, I have a tendency to somehow drop the yarnovers. I have to be much more vigilant with lace than I'm used to. Despite that, I'm still passionately in love with this shawl.

4 comments:

tiennie said...

The chevron and the kimono are both looking great! I really like the colors of the kimono!

Twisted Knitter said...

Your Kimono Shawl is gorgeous -- I've had the hardest time with it (frogged three times now) and it's in time out.

As for dropping y/o's - do you think that happens where you have the markers? Just curious -- somebody mentioned that to me once.

I love the color you chose for the shawl!

Kathie said...

I love this shawl and am just finishing up my second one. I ran markers every ten stitches--each pattern repeat. Then I counted to make sure I had ten stitches in each group, every time I knit each repeat.

The voice of experience: when a YO is right by a marker, it occasionally jumps over to the other side. So when you knit a group and theyre are only 9 stitches, don't panic--there may be 11 in the next group and you just need to readjust the marker.

Lauren said...

fabulous chevron. I am trying to 'couple koigu colors for mine but am obsessing and buying way too much it this is possible. Yours if excellent! http://indianhillmediaworks.typepad.com/yarntalk/