year of scarves update #5

The first Lacy Karius was finished a week or so ago, but it’s been a busy week (last full week of the school year at work and my summer class – Web Multimedia – started).

  • Travelling Karius
  • Pattern: Lacy Karius by Stephanie Rodger
  • Yarn: Cascade Yarns Heritage Paints, #9222 David’s Eyes, 1 skein, 437 yds
  • Needles: US 6

I’ve started another which may be a gift for a friend:

I’m also doing a KAL with a friend and knitting my second 198 Yards of Heaven.  The first one came out so beautifully, so I’m happy to be doing another.  I’m using Dream in Color Classy again, but this time in the Cloud Jungle colourway.  It’s just beautiful.  This time I’m very glad to know that the rather clumpy looking fabric will block out into something gorgeous.  It’s really interesting to see it knitted in a different yarn – my friend is using something slightly lighter in weight and with a slight halo.  Not sure exactly what it is.  Hers is already much more open than mine so it’ll be interesting to see what happens when it’s finished and blocked.

In non-scarf news, I’ve started Kiama for myself using Plymouth Royal Bamboo Multi.  I had some gauge issues, so I have my fingers crossed that it will work out.  Because of the construction of the cardigan, I probably won’t know if it’s going to work or not until it’s at least halfway done.  I hate that, but it doesn’t seem to stop me.

Slow going here

as the Spring semester winds down.

Still, I have managed to finish the furry purple thing:

ruffled edge wrap

ruffled edge wrap

(the Ruffled Edge Wrap – which will be very warm next winter, if very bright)

I’ve started my second Clapotis in luscious red bamboo:

clapotis 2

clapotis 2

And I’ve started a pair of semi-mindless socks which will be the beginning of the Christmas knitting:

harris tweed socks

harris tweed socks

They were necessary to go to the NETSL conference, so that I could sit still for hours.  They’ll also serve for the ride to NYC tomorrow.

The semester ends in 11 days (and yes, I’m counting) so there should be some good progress after that for 4 weeks!