Wednesday, February 4, 2009

FO: Scarf

My actual knitting project goes well. I am (more or less) finished with the sampler scarf I was making, and just need to bind the darn thing off, which would be good practice since I'd never done that before.

I'm working on a double-knit scarf in chocolate and teal, using a silk wool that pills horribly, but, it's *soft*. I am going to have to felt the darn thing once I'm done. This is my "train knitting" project. I'm using a combination of continental and english to do the double knit and now that I've got the hang of it. And I'm actually getting about 3 rows done per 30 minute trip, versus the one row per trip I was getting when I started. I'm even confident enough to actually alternate rows and trying out stripes. LOL.

My one problem, at the moment, is how the ends are coming out. Some are too tight, some are too loose. The inside rows are fine. It's the first and last two loops of a given row that are rather problematic.

Afterwards, I'm going to have to sand the 10 needles I'm using just a little bit more. The tips aren't as smooth as I would like them to be and never noticed that until just a few days ago.

I'm almost done with my amigurumi lion, although I'm procrastinating on it horribly. The body, head/mane, tail, and one arm is done. I am in the process of making the second arm and still need to do both legs.

Once I'm done with the lion, I'm off to do an amigurumi Shaun the Sheep.

I *really* should start sewing (after I clean off a bunch of paperwork on the table, but I'm usually too tired when I get home to even attempt anything of that magnitude.)