I finished two one skeiners this week: a scarf and a pair of socks. So, after a run (yes, I did it again), a coffee and a custard cream, here they are.
The scarf took nearly all of some bamboo/cotton blend left over from a summer sweater project. I like to buy extra, so I feel good if I use up remainders.
Such a clever design (Winter Wonders Silk Scarf by Margaret Radcliffe, a one skein wonder). I don’t have silk, but bamboo works just as well.
The socks are the first for several years and I used Kate Atherley’s Basic Ribbed Socks:
Nice and simple, although I prefer a grafted toe. Hopefully the yarn will soften with washing, otherwise these socks won’t get worn.
Now to choose the next sock design. And the next sock yarn. From my stash or hand dyed? So difficult!
Yesterday was yellowday. I dyed some sunshine sock yarn:
I’m fascinated by Maggie Magali’s Gingko Shoulderette Shawl and I’ve been thinking about bright yellow yarn for a week or so. Now it’s done.
In the evening, I made some custard and saved some to eat cold today. I took it out of the fridge to photograph but it didn’t last long enough to get a decent picture.
Not everything was yellow. I swatched my cranberry baby alpaca. It’s (UK) double knitting weight and I’ve gone down to 3.75mm just so I can use my Pony Pearls. A plain, V-neck, three-quarter sleeve sweater, I think.