12 April 2008

It's spring!

And I'm just back from the first tandem ride of the year. Short and sweet, 18km to Stanton St John, out through Elsfield, back through Barton. I just wish I could relax a bit more when I'm on the back...

So near... but so far!

Some quick pics of the ISE scarf. As you can see, it's gone really quickly (obsessive knitting on buses, anyone?) and is 80% of the way there. But I'm out of wool and will need to get some more of the same from the French supplier. I've put out a call for help on the ISE6 blog - hopefully someone can give me a bit of advice on the right way to do the negotiation.

05 April 2008

ISE scarf update

Wednesday was great, I had a day off work and my Denise needles arrived, so the time was right to start on my ISE6 scarf. I've decided to do a striped lengthways seed stitch scarf, knit on a partial bias so that the stripes gradually move across the scarf without actually being diagonal. I'm not sure that the short edge is completely perpendicular to the sides of the scarf but that could be (a) a design feature or (b) disguised with a fringe... My main concern now is the amount of wool that I need, because my knittee lives in a cold climate and has a preference for longer, broader scarves. I'm going to weigh the scarf so far and the amount of wool remaining, to see if I need to try to get hold of some more from the supplier.