Thanks for the sympathetic comments about my finger! It's gone back to normal size now and a bit less black. I thought you might want to be spared the pictures. Polly, I know that "broke my arm" trick wouldn't work twice.
I just finished the mohair/chenille scarf, and here is the evidence. (well almost, as you can't see the cast off row!) It is far too late to stay up, but once you've scented an FO, bed can wait!
Mike took this candid picture (hence the Christmas cactus sprouting from my ear). I can't believe that's how I appear to someone who is 6 feet 6 tall! It must be like living with a hobbit.
What you don't see in the above picture is a modest fringe, just one strand of each yarn, the mohair and chenille, in each tuft. I think I've tended to put too fat a fringe on previous scarves and they can look a bit OTT.
This will be packed up tomorrow to Scarborough for my niece. I'm really pleased with it. It did drag a bit but once I'd got past the one-metre mark it was downhill from there.
Unfortunately with this project I broke my New Year's Resolutions, several at once, which were:
- No new yarn until I've finished two large projects
- No impulse buys
- No novelty yarns
- No scarves
- No distractions from all those far-too-hard half-finished intarsia projects.
But it was just such fun! All work and no play makes Sam a dull hobbit, I suppose.
I can get back on with the socks (portable) and Baclava (at home) now. Must stay focussed.
Now I've discovered Bloglines it's much easier to keep up with all the other blogs. I did wonder how people visited 45 websites every day.
I was looking forward to the new Rowan book because I have some 4 ply cotton in stash for a summer cardigan. I'm having major indecision. Top candidate is Martha, possibly with a slight neckline change.
I have listed all my Rowan pattern book contents since book 18, onto an (ahem) Excel spreadsheet, from which I have determined there are nearly ninety patterns for cardigans in 4 ply weight yarns. I should really not have difficulty finding one that suits should I? On the other hand, perhaps the next thing to knit should be an anorak...