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.


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!