Monday, April 03, 2006

Making progress...


The Fuchsia lace scarf is coming along. A couple of minor faux pas, nothing that I don't think that I can live with or work around. I keep my trusty chart in my lap and row counter handy. I think it's turning out well. I'm starting skein #3 tonight. (It requires 4). I am using a felted join to start the new skiens as I go along. I saw this technique on the Knitting Help site. Basically fray both ends get them wet, (I use a spray bottle) and roll them in between your palms to felt together. It only works on 100% wool. I have used this technique once before with a pair of socks and it worked out well. No ends to weave in!

5 comments:

Red Dog Knits - Kristi and Otis said...

Ahhh, the trusty spit splitz - I use spit instead of a water bottle - I figure my DNA is one extra gift of love in my 100% wool handknit items. Hooray for charts - love the scarf.

Dana said...

Anything fuscia gets my vote, but what a gorgeous scarf! Can't wait to see the final product.

Amby said...

Spritz bottle, good idea! I was going to demonstrate that join at the meetup a few weeks ago, but had no water and couldn't bring myself to spit in public with everyone watching. :-)
Thank you for your comment on my blog about the Russells...I remember a friend telling me that "101 Dalmations" was the worst thing that could have happened to the breed, since after it came out, EVERYONE wanted a cute little Dalmation for their children. Give your pup a pat for me!

Knittinreed said...

Nice Work, Marj. I love the purple and the pattern.
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I posted the link to the sherbet colored socks pattern on my blog - it is in the Sole Solution Collection: Hatsuyo's Lacy Sock. You can go to the link and download the collection. Come back and see. After all, never too many socks!

GaiaGal said...

Ooooh, that's coming along nicely!

"Where's Andrae? Has anybody seen Andrae???"

;)

~Suz~