Isn’t it great when the Work In Progresses convert so easily into Finished Objects?
A couple of days ago I made a little turquoise earphone gadget bag, and then this slid off my needles and announced itself complete:
It’s a medium-sized gadget bag, that I made with a Kindle Paperwhite in mind. It’s now listed on my Etsy shop. The combination of white and grey makes me think of graphite pencil smudged on white paper.
I am on a mission to clear out my stash. Much of it has been sat in bags, dormant for a few years, while I have dutifully taken it with me every time I move house. No more. Time for a spring clean… to make room for new yarns, obviously!
My ongoing WIP is this:
This is the beginnings of a large triangular scarf/shawl/wrap. The yarn is DMC Woolly Natural Knitting Merino wool 053. I love the colour, and it is very very soft. I wish I could take credit for the yarn choice, but in fact it was a surprise gift, given with the instructions that I should use it to make a scarf for myself. What a lovely idea!
I decided to keep the pattern simple, just stockinette stitch with yarn overs detailing the centre and edges, to let the yarn show itself off. It knits beautifully, and gives a pleasing definition to the stitches, whilst still feeling and looking soft. I think I’ve found my new favourite yarn!
It’s now much larger than in the photo, and too big to lay flat without half the stitches popping off the needles. I think it’s about two-thirds of the size I would like it to be. I can’t wait to finish, and start wearing it.