Seraphine will rise again! 90g of grey gotland has arrived from the roadside shed in the Highlands and I have cast on for the West Wing - woo hoo!
Ashby Shawl. But I am a silly fool. I did not pay sufficient attention to the chart key and I decided that all of my wrong side rows were inside out: I knitted where I should have purled and vice versa. "Sigh," thought I. Riiiiiiiiiiiiip! And then I looked at this photo again and I wasn't so sure... so I may have ripped out an entire chart's worth of perfectly good knitting.
I needed a project to knit on the train to Glasgow, so cast on for a sock.
It is the Retro Rib pattern from Favorite Socks. The yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in the colourway "S.W.A.K" and I am delighted to have hit the sweet spot in the dye repeat - woo hoo! 64 stitches on 2.75mm dpns gives me this spiralling stripe of loveliness.
Remind me of those numbers the next time I am spitting fire at Lorna's Laces for pooling and splotching ; )
This was supposed to be a Christmas gift sock, but the colour isn't what I thought it was when I saw it in the skein. This is quite a girlie-looking sock. I am not sure that it ticks the box for an FL-sock or a Boy-sock. And The Girl doesn't do brown. So I may have to pause after sock one to prioritise my gift knitting. Because despite all my resolutions about not knitting for non-believers*, I still feel the urge.
For The Boy: a Stephen West Man-Shawl
For His Girl: a stunningly blue hat to set off her shockingly pink hair
For FL: a pair of Sock Hop handspun socks: rustic and manly, just like himself!
For The Girl: I can't say here because she might read it, even though we have promised not to read each other's blogs! Hello girl! ; )
For My Mother: OK... I might not knit anything for Grandma this year because it never seems to be the right thing (*too scratchy / hot / funny colour / modern-looking) and she is perfectly capable of knitting her own black acrylic ribbed hats. Or maybe I will relent and knit her a nice soft natural-fibre hat from a vintage pattern (*old-fashioned looking). Pffft!
Oh dear. I think my list is longer than my available knitting time - again!