Now for my own knitting

Deadline knitting is done. I have finished the Brioche Scarf for my class and also modular knitted coasters for another class. I will continue to make some more coasters out of different yarns as examples for in the store but the main coasters are done. They are a great little scrap yarn project. You could give a set of tonal colored coasters as a gift instead of all out of the same yarn. Great way to get rid of random leftovers.

Both still have to be blocked. The scarf I am not too concerned about blocking really. It would take forever to dry if I washed it so I am thinking I will just take it down to the store today for display along with some of the coasters. I used Araucania Patagonia cotton for the coasters on size 8 needles and Lamb’s Pride Worsted for the scarf. I plan on using some SWTC Bamboo, Cotton Fleece and some other fun, variagated wool blend once I can dig one out, to make some more coasters for display.

Other than that I can now return to the knitting I want to do. Like the Trapeze Jacket. Some more socks with new sock yarns I have acquired as of late. It’ll be fun!

Change in plans; after visiting Julie at Knit & Pearl we decided that the coasters weren’t what she wanted to do. So we decided on doing a modular scarf instead. Fine by me! But it means I now have one more thing that has to be knit on a ‘deadline’. I cast on as soon as I got home and should be able to finish it in the next couple of days, maybe sooner if I really buckle down and get it done. We are using the Artyarns Zigzag modular scarf pattern by Iris Schreier and Ty-Dy yarn in Magenta Moss. I am hoping that with 1 ball of yarn we’ll be able to get a 60″ scarf instead of the 72″ scarf that would take 2 balls. We’ll see how far I can get this yarn to go! So far it’s knitting up beautifully. So soft for a 100% cotton yarn. Pictures coming soon!