Recently I am generally knitting only one project at once, but this week I ended up casting on two new projects.
I think I chose to do so because when I started the one which was laceweight, I quickly got bored knitting laceweight stockinette, and had to do something which had more interest to me.
Here’s the laceweight stockinette project:
The pattern is Striped Bias Shawl but I cut down the number of stitches to make it into a scarf instead. I had plenty of laceweight yarn, but the thicker handspun I wanted to use was lower in yardage than what was called for. So, I decided to make it a scarf instead.
This should be a very soft scarf, the laceweight yarn is silk and the handspun has a high cashmere content. I like pairing two textures together, I often think this is one of the best uses of handspun. So, I think I’ll be particularly happy with this project when it is done even if I am not thrilled with the knitting of it.
Because I quickly exhausted my motivation for laceweight silk, I cast on a Flatten the Curve scarf out of Miss Marja’s handspun. It’s handspun I’d had my eye on for a very long time in her collection. During our holiday time spent together, she decided it was one she would allow me to knit up. I am loving this scarf, no motivation problems here at all!
I am sure that’s part color change and part slight interest with the bias section and simple pattern. This is one of those patterns that wants to knit itself. If I had to do it over again, I’d make a garter border and a bit of a garter stitch edge on the straight knit side, as those pieces want to curl. But, it’ll be a nice warm comfortable scarf once it’s done.
I haven’t managed at all to work on any new spinning, but I think that’s probably ok for now. Current projects and foster dog care are pretty sufficient to keep me occupied at the moment!
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Lacewieight stockinette…oh boy. That’s a slow go! I admire your trying it. Hope the foster pup is still a good old pup. Lucky dog to have your family