Friday, August 14, 2009

I Started Another Project

Update 08/15/09: I've included a current picture of my taking shape. It's turning out beautifully.

Halfway through my scarf

Original post:

Last night, I casted on for my shoulder scarf. I've been itching to start this and decided that it might be a quick and easy project. It's taken me awhile to get used to knitting with size 15 needles. I'm using Rayon Boucle by Fiesta Yarns. Fiesta recommends hand winding the yarn into a ball. I can see why as the yarn likes to get caught up on itself. I went ahead and placed my hank of yarn on my handmade swift and slowly wound the yarn on my ball winder. It worked out great.

The scarf is knitted in garter stitches. I'm also doing an increase at the beginning and at the end of each row. So far, I love the rounded shape versus a pointed shape scarf.

Right now (picture) my shoulder scarf looks like a jumbled mess of tangled yarn. I'm sure as I knit more rows, the weight of the scarf will start to distribute the stitches more evenly.

The makings of a shoulder scarf in Amazon color. Rayon Boucle by Fiesta Yarns

I'm still making some progress on my denim cabled vest and my violet lace panel cardi. I'm going to put one on hold, so I can get one project completed in the next few days.

I've been busy on Ravelry organizing my queue as well as looking for some Fall projects. I'm also rotating my yarns. I'm putting away some of my cotton yarns and slowly bringing out my wools for my next projects.