I've done a lot of knitting the past few days so today I have a finish, a WIP and something new to share.
Yesterday, I finished the Passerine scarf. The pattern says to use a skein of 350 yards and repeat chart C, 16 times. The first time I made it I was able to do 12 repeats with 350 yards. This time, my yarn was 400 yards so I thought I would get all 16 done. Nope. Only 11. Not sure why. I even changed from size 5 needles to size 3 needles. I could tell after 3 repeats that I was going to run out, so I frogged the scarf and started over. Good thing I love the pattern. I still need to block it, but I think it will be long enough for me to wear and enjoy. I'd like to knit this pattern one more time to see how much yarn it actually takes to knit 16 repeats.
At the end of last week, I needed a break from the lace knitting. It was either start a pair of socks or cast on this shawl. I bought the variegated yarn last year, or maybe even the year before from the Loopy Ewe. You can find it here. I've set it aside several times for different patterns but then changed my mind. Last Thursday, I went through all my knitting magazines and put post-its on all the patterns I wanted to knit, (and even purged some) and when I came across this pattern, the Potter's shawl, I knew exactly the yarn I wanted to use for it. I cast on Friday afternoon. The garter stitch body of the shawl will be the variegated yarn. The sideways leaf border will be knit in the orange. This is a great mindless knit for watching tv. The stitch marker lets me know which is the right side. I currently have 122 stitches on the needles and need to get to 262 before starting the border.
And I pulled the Thermal Tunic out last night. I knit 10 rows last night and 10 rows this morning. I'd like to get this finished before Spring gets here.
What did you work on this weekend?