Howdy MWK....yeah, haven't been around. Thesis handed in over a month ago....still haven't heard anything yet. I hope that's a good sign..since I have to get the thumbs up for the thesis in order to be able to move on to the exams that's coming up in September. So, you can guess it: I'm studying.
But I'm not here to talk about my studies....but about knitting...or lack thereof.....
...well, not really. I've a spurt of Cast-On-Itis for the past couple of weeks. It's not a bad bout though, because I cast-on for only two projects, specs and pics to follow at the end of this post.
Hope you're all well...especially those in CA. :-)
Swatched: 22nd July 2008
Started: 24th July 2008
Yarn: "Carpe Diem" from Lang Yarns; 70% merino, 30% alpaca
Needles: 5.5 cm / 80 cm Addi Turbos
Pattern: "Putting Down Roots" from "Inspired Cabled Knits" by Fiona Ellis
Modification: Using bigger needles and yarn, so less pattern repeats. Will be eliminating the turned cuffs and the turtle-neck for ribbed cuffs and v-neck. I also added the ribbing at the bottom of the body, too.
Start: 29th July 2008
Needles: 3.5 mm / 80 cm Addi Lace
Yarn: GGH "Tajmahal"; 70% merino super fine, 22% sillk, 8% cashmere; colour 12 (grey) and 1 (natural)
Pattern: "Uncle Argyle Scarf" by Lindsay Henricks in "Son of Stitch 'n Bitch" by Debbie Stoller