Holey Scarf Detail
You'll just have to trust me that this is the bound off end of a completed scarf. I took a picture of it attached to my blocking board, but pale lavender scarf pinned to grey board equals blah photo. And I'll be the first to admit that even the close up isn't high drama. If you want to see a more artistic example, you can take a look here. The project comes from Last Minute Knitted Gifts and takes about 1/2 a skein of Kidsilk Haze. A better picture will show up here after the blocking is done and the daylight arrives.
Completing this scarf brings me to a nice milestone: I am all done with my "holiday" knitting. I also find myself at an interesting cross roads where I have only two sock projects and my rug project on the needles -- and my rug project is chugging along at a rather furious pace. I'm not exactly sure where to go next! Is there time for one more scarf made out of Lion and Lamb? The Ab Fab can't start until the rug is done (I consider both TV knitting projects).
Maybe it's time to do some spring knitting? I do have some lovely Phildar yarn for both myself and John waiting to become sweaters... if only I could actually make ribbing that looked nice. Lately I seem to have an inability to create ribbing where the stitch on the edge of the stockinette portion doesn't look distorted. I would like to knit John's sweater -- I recently washed the Phil'Onde sweater I made for myself last spring and not only did it wear well, but it's also softened up a bit -- and am actually considering making the pattern without the ribbing. I've been trying a few different things to get my ribbing to shape up, but so far nothing's working.
Sigil went to work today and had a very successful first day out over a black cashmere turtleneck (I suspect there is something karmically wrong about wearing a rustic wool sweater over cashmere, but it worked for me). I do think there's a zipper in Sigil's future, but it was a pleasant surprise to find that she'll probably be happy either way.