Monday, 22 September 2014

IHSW - September 2014 Report

Apologies for the slight delay but I got sucked into one of my favourite books last night and when I finally emerged, it was definitely bedtime.

Well, it has been a bit of a two steps forward, one step back week this week.

I finally finish finished Learning Curve, my sampler scarf, by adding a fringe at either end.  I've worn it just about every day since, and it feels so satisfying to be wearing something that I made myself with a couple of sticks and a lot of string!

Moving on to some stitching, I got another couple of blocks done on Carnation.  That's the top of one of those big round Chinese lanterns that you can see coming in on the left there.

And then some more knitting.  I'm making good progress working my way down the leg of my first sock.  My only concern now is that because I have biggish feet for a woman (UK size 6/7 depending on the shoe), I might not have quite enough yarn.  I think that I may just make the leg shorter just to be sure that I have enough for the foot.

Unfortunately the step back was Breeze.  For some reason I am finding real difficulty with the lace edging.  I went wrong somewhere, couldn't tink it back properly, and ended up ripping the whole thing out again.  I'm determined to get it done, so have decided that even though it is supposed to be a beginner pattern, I am going to use a lifeline when I start again so that if I go wrong, I'm only going to have to go back a limited amount.

In other news, I lost 0.5lb this week so am back down to 11 stone 8.5lb, so still work in progress.

I'm feeling a bit tired so will love you and leave you now.  All the best to you and yours, and may the frog stay well clear of your needles.


  1. Your scarf is pretty. I like your stitching and knitting also.

  2. I'm so late with commenting this week, shame on me! Your scarf is looking really good on you, you can be very proud of yourself for finishing it so quickly!

    Your frist socks seems to be coming along great as well, and I just LOVE watching Carnation grow block by block ^_^