Some beautiful misty mornings this week, although the days are hitting near 30 already. The snakes are out and about, a huge echidna has been lumbering around the driveway, a bandicoot dug up my sweet potatoes, and koalas are keeping us up at night with their grunting noises. Our 3 second Spring has arrived. Tomorrow it will be Summer.
Oh and the possums attacked the passionfruit. But I think that may have been a revenge killing for my Tasmanian possum beanie.
This has been a massive writing week for me and my eyeballs feel like sandpaper right now, but I still have a couple of Finished Objects.
One is another Metallicus Tee (not sure if it’s weird to keep knitting your own pattern? It’s kind of good for the weather around here though.)
This one is in Rowan Calmer, which for a long time was my faaaaaavourite yarn and is now discontinued. Boohoo. It’s super soft and a pleasure to knit with. It’s 80% cotton, 20% microfibre. My gauge was more of a DK, so I knit the XL to get a small. This one has the capped sleeve finish. It took a lot longer to knit with the finer yarn, but I’m very happy with the fit. These pics are unblocked.
I also saw this free pattern come up this week from Berroco, Anastasia, and loved it. I had actually been looking for a shawl pattern, but I used to knit a lot of lace edgings for linen tablecloths etc., so this design really appealed to me.
I used a standard DK pure wool for the edging, and Sirdar’s Softspun Chunky for the body of the scarf (yay for sparkles!). It is a super quick knit. Of course, I changed the size and a couple of other things, but it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t mess with it completely unnecessarily.
I did eight repeats of the lace and picked up 50 sts along the top edge. And I picked up and knit each side up to the middle and then grafted them together, instead of the weird way the pattern had you doing it, sewing it onto the other lace piece at the end.
I’m really happy with this one. Snuggly. 🙂
Not an FO, but my Finland Sweater tiptoes downward at lunchtimes and in the evenings, and I am really enjoying it. This yarn really smells like sheep. I would call this an intermediate pattern, there is a fair bit going on in every row and some short rows etc.
Something new for me is the turned front edge, with buttonholes worked as you go. I realised after I started knitting that this means no finishing on this one. Woohoo! Not a band or a seam in sight. 🙂
Back to the books and the blindness!