Saturday, 13 October 2007

A Quick update...

I thought seeing since it was over a week since I blogged I'd just give you a quick update....

Both socks in the previous post are now complete and the cuffs completed on their respective partners... I've had a hell of a job matching the second sock for the bee sock, not quite as straight forward as it looks and an error of judgement on Wednesday evening saw me cursing on Thursday morning, but more when I finish the socks......

The 2nd KF Mirage storm will hopefully progress up to the heel today. I have to say I'm not overly impressed with the 'mirage' series I much prefer the look of the 'landscape' series..... I'm not bored knitting them as usually I've got other people round me talking & chattering but I wouldn't like to do a 2nd pair..... I like the colours not the pattern....

On the Lace knitting front I am over halfway down the 1st long edge of the VLT shawl and doing 5 repeats a day which equates to about an hour is manageable and I have more or less memorised the 12 row pattern now. I'm sure as I get closer to the finish line I will do more repeats a day!!!!

The Swallowtail is now into the 2nd Lily of the Valley border so just another 8 rows before reaching the edging..... I calculated that the first 12 row border used 4/5g of yarn leaving me with 18g to complete the shawl. I know the shawl is still increasing but even if the 2nd border uses 6/7g of yarn I still have 11g left to do the edging (which doesn't increase on the last 6 rows) and the cast off, I'm sure I have enough yarn, don't I?

At least I know my maths caluculations were right that if you want the maths to fit with this pattern you need to -/+ 5 repeats of the budding lace pattern to make the stitches work without fudging for the following border patterns... I might even do a smaller Swallowtail (9 budding lace repeats) at some point so it's like a triangular neck scarf.... might be quite useful for using up the odd 20g of yarn leftover from other projects....

5 comments:

fleegle said...

I am exhausted just from reading your list of accomplishments. And I await some eye candy for nourishment!

Probably Jane said...

All sounds gorgeous - can't wait to see pictures - do you ever find time to eat...or sleep?

fleegle said...

Roy thought the jazzy wood needles looked cool...until I put some multi-colored sock yarn on them. His eyes started to water :)

Soo said...

Sounds like a busy Berry! I'm curious to see the Mirage KF socks finished - so far I've stuck to the Landscape colourways.

Helen said...

I am very interested to see how your larger swallowtail turns out. YOu are clever!