I have no idea what to call this post. None.
The weaving is done on the place mats. This is the end weaving between numbers five and six, so they’re almost done. I won’t use this method of finishing for
much anything else because it’s very slow going, but I like how the finished product looks based on my swatch.
While the Cards were still playing ball I worked on the sock yarn blanket. It grows very slowly now because the rows are so long, but that’s okay. I’ve started adding “logs” of 10 ridges on the long sides and 14 on the short to make it more rectangular. It’s good it was simple knitting, since my baseball season is over. For this year. I realized after I flung it out on the floor it was upside down, but I didn’t bother turning it over. Garter stitch being what it is, it doesn’t really matter which side you look at other than the little bits of yarn ends sticking out where I’ve woven them back through the pickup rows.
Last Monday I wound up spinning all afternoon. I got through 4 ounces of singles.
I’ve got 4 ounces to go, and I’m still thinking a little on how I’m going to proceed. My original plan was to chain ply, but I wound up with longer runs of the dark purple than I thought I would. I think they would overwhelm whatever I knit with it, so I’ve scrapped that plan. I think I’m just going to split the second braid into much skinnier bits while I’m spinning the singles so the color streaks will be shorter. Then I’ll ply it with the first bobbin full. I will have some places where the purples ply together, but they should stay fairly short.
Once my baseball team was out, when I wasn’t working on the place mats I knit on the Wool Peddler’s Shawl. I’m into the lace at the bottom, and it’s going really fast.
I’ve been thinking about a pretty little shawl that’s been languishing in a bag for years, and I think it may come out of hibernation soon to finish. I know it’s a very simple lace pattern, but when I started the shawl I wasn’t very good at reading my knitting and seeing where a lace pattern was going. Now that I’m more comfortable and competent, I think I should be able to knock it out fairly quickly. We’ll see.